I grew up in a time where kitchen appliances were black, white, and bisque.There were many finishes before and after like "Harvest Gold,""Avocado,""Silver," "Olde Bronze,""Ice White," "Black Ice," and "Slate".
However, stainless steel is still the dominant finish in kitchens today. It matches all cabinet styles and has a certain chic look about it. So it is fitting that the next hot finish would have a stainless component. Black steel is a shade darker than traditional stainless steel.