I love everything about the kettle, except that when I'm pouring the hot water into the cup, water leaks from the lid. The lid is tight and the 3 holes that let steam escape are either to the side or in back but water droplets still escape. It's not a deal-breaker but it is annoying. Otherwise, I definitely recommend this kettle (so far). I've only had it a month.
I ordered the black; the white is what was shipped. I kept it and I've not had any regrets. This kettle is as efficient as it is beautiful! Mine is displayed at work on a bookcase centered under a multicolor painting and it all works together perfectly.