There were a couple of reasons we went with the black appliances. First, we both like black.
We wanted something that would tie in with the design. We knew we wanted the very dark slate flooring and counters and just felt that black would be a good choice aesthetically.
We had considered stainless, as that seems to be the current "trend," but after looking at the same fridge in black and stainless side by side at a store, my wife and I both decided to buck the trend and go with something we preferred.