For outrageous surfaces and finishes, take a look at Alsa Corporation. They supply "the world's most exotic finishes", from Eclipse wall paint to FXSheeting. Eclipse is a heat-activated, color-changing paint. FXSheeting is a sheet laminate available in metals, crystaline patterns, "leather", etc.
The beauty of the online store is that you can purchase samples of the materials and see them in person before choosing your material. Which is important given the experimental nature of these finishes.
They have a brushed stainless laminate and imply it can be used on appliances.