If your home has white-painted trim or other light colors, consider purchasing white speakers. If your interior colors are darker or cooler, go for black. Manufacturers are offering other options, too.
Use smaller speakers, mounted out of sight, paired with a freestanding woofer. The smaller speakers take care of higher pitched sounds, while the subwoofer generates lower pitches.
For many people, positioning the heavy, 2-foot cube of a subwoofer is like working a tree stump into the room. Still, you can make a subwoofer the cornerstone of an inconspicuous speaker complement. It can be secreted away in a corner, used as a coffee or end table, or built into a wall cabinet. In fact, some manufacturers design them to look and function as such.