Dishwashers that accept cabinet panels allow a dishwasher to blend with a kitchen's cabinetry. Choose a model with "fully integrated" controls and the dishwasher will disappear completely, looking just like any other cabinet. Dishwashers with partially integrated controls, hide the controls but leave exposed indicator lights and/or a power or start button.
When ordering cabinets, you should order a dishwasher panel from the cabinet manufacturer at the same time. The panel will be custom sized to fit the dishwasher. For this reason, it is very important to choose a dishwasher and obtain any size or mounting specifications before ordering cabinetry.
An advantage of choosing a dishwasher that accepts cabinet panels is that if you tire of the look, you can have a replacement panel made with any suitable material, for example stainless steel, to change up the look.
For a list of manufacturers who offer dishwashers that accept cabinet panel inserts, see below.