Choose a kettle that suits your needs. Whether that kettle is white, black, red, or pink usually depends on the color of your other kitchen appliances. Do you want your kettle to stand out? Choose a retro or vintage design. In a glass kettle, you can see the water boiling, so you'll know when it's done. This kind requires more maintenance, because you'll be able to see any limescale. Choose a quiet kettle if you like to continue chatting with visitors while making tea.