Why Do You NEED a Custom Range Hood For Your Kitchen?

Why Do You NEED a Custom Range Hood For Your Kitchen?

You’re ready to create or update the custom kitchen design of your dreams. Working with the very best kitchen designers (like 30-time national award winner Peter Salerno Inc.), you’ve settled on the finest luxury appliances, the perfect counter surface and backsplash, statement lighting, and a gorgeous kitchen island.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Using reclaimed tin in kitchen designs: just one way Peter Salerno Inc. creates the custom range hood of your dreams.

But what will you do to take your dream kitchen to the next level? What will make your kitchen the one-of-a-kind custom creation that will truly make it the envy of your guests?

Experts like Peter Salerno, CMKBD, agree that a custom range hood for your cooktop and range is the perfect statement piece to adorn any truly unique kitchen design.

“The hood and refrigerator are key elements in creating the ultimate kitchen,” Peter Salerno Inc. notes. “We have our own designs custom-made to our exact specifications so each of our clients has one-of-a-kind pieces, made right here in New Jersey.”

A custom range hood, when created masterfully, reflects the taste and personal style of the kitchen’s owner while adding a tone of elegance and unique backstory to your kitchen.

Another Peter Salerno Inc. custom range hood.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
Another Peter Salerno Inc. custom range hood.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

Imagine being able to tell your family, friends and guests that your range hood is made from reclaimed tin collected from classic gas stations along Route 66. Think about the elegant, opulent story your kitchen will tell if your range hood is custom-made from materials taken from a speakeasy once owned by Al Capone or an historic jazz club in New Orleans.

Your kitchen can tell these stories with its very own custom range hood, designed exclusively for you by Peter Salerno Inc. and its network of master craftsmen and artisans. Working with its own staff of skilled artisans, as well as industry leaders and innovators like Rangecraft, Peter Salerno Inc. will create a state-of-the-art, unique range hood for your kitchen that is both fully functional and truly one-of-a-kind.

Create an inviting summer kitchen with open floor plans and a splash of color. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc. and its custom range hoods for your kitchen, visit their official website, call (201) 251-6608, or fill out the contact form below.

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Memorial Day: Visiting the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, NJ

Memorial Day: Visiting the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, NJ

(NOTE: This article was originally published long before the COVID-19 pandemic, when a visit like this was encouraged, healthy and appropriate. We thought that during a very unique 2020 Memorial Day Weekend, it would be nice to re-visit this trip to the Paramus, New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home.)

Courage is always in style. When Peter Salerno and his daughter Gabrielle had the opportunity to visit the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, New Jersey, it was an offer that they couldn’t pass up.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Peter Salerno (owner of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century) was humbled and honored to spend time with the residents of the Veterans Memorial Home. Operated by the State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home is a living love letter to those who have sacrificed bravely for the United States.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

Peter and Gabrielle experienced an informative, life-changing tour, led expertly by two individuals: Anthony, the Home’s Recreation Director, and Susan, its Volunteer Director.

The mission statement of the Veterans Memorial Homes of New Jersey:

To honor and serve the Military Veteran, their spouses and Gold Star Parents by consistently providing the highest quality of resident directed long term care by maintaining excellence in personal services and treatment through professional collaboration, innovation and dedication; in a setting that promotes dignity and independence…. Our Homes provide a dignified environment to Veterans who have honorably served our country, and are now in need for nursing home services.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

The Veterans Memorial Home is a beautiful facility, but the true beauty of the Home is its residents. The oldest residents are 102 years old and are proud veterans of World War II. Meeting these individuals was a privilege that Peter Salerno states he “will never forget”.

The benefits of the Home extend from veterans to their spouses, as well as to qualifying Gold Star parents of military veterans.

After his tour, Peter Salerno signed up to become a volunteer at the Paramus Veterans Memorial Homes. Peter and his family encourage citizens of New Jersey to explore becoming volunteers at these valuable Homes – volunteer efforts are greatly needed, and any amount of time one can dedicate is of tremendous value.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

It was a day of gratitude for Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer. Thank you to the volunteers who guided this wonderful tour, the NJ Veterans Affairs Department for housing our invaluable veterans and military heroes, and to the veterans of the United States Military for all they have given our country.

For more information about the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home and all the Homes in New Jersey, please visit the official website of NJ Veterans Affairs.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

2020 Memorial Day Official Colors + Design Ideas

2020 Memorial Day Official Colors + Design Ideas

Memorial Day is more than a long weekend and a holiday. It’s a chance to honor America’s military veterans and heroes who laid down their lives for the security and stability of the United States.

There are many ways to remember America’s finest and show honor and respect on Memorial Day. As any great designer will tell you, color can represent thoughts, feelings and emotions beautifully.

With so many reasons to stop and reflect in 2020, this may be the perfect year to really take our time and properly honor our heroes and our history.

The official ribbon color of Memorial Day is yellow. But why? The earliest roots of the tradition tie to the poem “She wore a yellow ribbon”, which has been in existence for roughly 4 centuries. In it, a woman wears a yellow ribbon while waiting for a man she loves to return from a great test or trial. The tradition carried on through Protestant England, where the Puritan Army wore yellow ribbons and sashes during the English Civil War.

Yellow became the official color of the armor branch of the U.S. Army, and was first brought into popular culture by the artist Frederic Remington.

The poem “She wore a yellow ribbon” was updated into song and first published in 1917 as a military marching song by George Norton. However, the yellow ribbon’s popularity and tie to the U.S. military became entrenched during World War II, when the song was re-written and released in the 1949 film “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon”. Versions of the song were released by the Andrews Sisters, Mitch Miller and others.

Modern Americans are much more familiar with the song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree”, although it will surprise many to know it was not written until the 1970s.

What other Memorial Day colors are appropriate besides yellow?

Variations of red, white and blue are always welcome on Memorial Day. We also love the idea of using military shades of green to signify respect and remembrance of American soldiers and military members.

We’ve included six official Pantone colors that we think are great options for Memorial Day.

What colors do you use to observe Memorial Day? Leave a comment!

Memorial Day Design | Official Pantone Colors

Pantone Yellow C

Memorial Day official color Pantone yellow C

Pantone American Beauty

Memorial Day official color American Beauty

Pantone Star Sapphire

Memorial Day official color star sapphire

Pantone Navy Peony

Memorial Day official color navy peony

Pantone Star White

Memorial Day official color star white

Pantone Military Olive

Memorial Day official color military olive

Pantone During A Pandemic | Bright, Brassy Orange

Pantone During A Pandemic | Bright, Brassy Orange

It’s hard to feel that ‘creative spark’ during “shelter in place” sometimes. For artists and designers, social distancing often means feeling a disconnect from the collaborators and teammates with whom we love to work. It’s important that we find new ways to ignite our inspiration, and new approaches to the creative process.

Color has always been a motivating factor and constant source of energy in our creative process. Thanks to Pantone, color now has ‘a language’ – a worldwide color matching system that allows you to seamlessly transition between graphic, textile, online and home design. Need that exact shade of blue to translate from your screen to your kitchen design? Pantone has you covered.

We love turning to Pantone (especially during this pandemic) to keep us connected to creative energy, trending colors and artistic design inspiration.

In the “Pantone During A Pandemic” series, we will highlight some of Pantone’s color trend report selections and group them into categories. From optimistic to calming, bold to reliable, we hope these Pantone color collections will help you reconnect with your muse and “flex that creative muscle”!

Pantone Color Trends | Orange Colors for 2020

Perhaps the most surprising “breakout” design color for 2020 is orange. Bright, brassy and bold, the orange Pantone color palette is expanding rapidly. With one of the largest sets of “new additions” to its color gallery, it’s clear that designers in every facet of the term are picking up this audacious, sunny shade.

Will you design with orange? Do you want orange in your kitchen or bath design? Here are five trendy orange options from Pantone’s New York and London 2020 collections, as well as one completely new Pantone color for 2020.

Orange Peel

Pantone 16-1359

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020

Pantone 2020 Orange Peel

It doesn’t get more “essentially orange” than Orange Peel. Juicy, bright and fun, Orange Peel provides a real punch to any design palette. If you’re looking for a shade that’s 100% orange with no subtlety or undertones, you can’t do much better than Orange Peel.

Amberglow

Pantone 16-1350

Collection: Pantone New York Autumn 2020

Pantone 2020 Amberglow

A complex shade of orange, Amberglow leaves us questioning exactly where its roots lie. Is it more brown? Red? Rich and earthy, Amberglow strikes us as more of a ‘fall color’ and feels more like harvest, pumpkins and gourds than bright spring flowers.

Flame Orange

Pantone 15-1157

Collection: Pantone London Spring 2020

Pantone 2020 Flame Orange

A glowing, fiery tone, Flame Orange is a bursting ball of energy just waiting to stand out in your 2020 designs. Perhaps the exact opposite of ‘shrinking violet’, Flame Orange is ready to stand at the forefront and command attention.

Exuberance

Pantone 17-1349

Collection: Pantone London Autumn 2020

Pantone 2020 Exuberance

Exuberance – what a great name for this full-bodied orange color! A “deeper” orange with reddish-brown undertones, Exuberance isn’t too bright to be overbearing or too dark to be drab.

Daylily

Pantone 15-0956

Collection: Pantone New Colors 2020

Pantone 2020 Daylily

A brand new color to the Pantone color system, Daylily sits delightfully between orange and yellow. Fresh and vibrant, Daylily looks like a tall glass of orange juice or the inside of a bright yellow flower. It’s a great choice as a statement color in your new kitchen!

Pantone During A Pandemic | A Natural Palette

Pantone During A Pandemic | A Natural Palette

It’s hard to feel that ‘creative spark’ during “shelter in place” sometimes. For artists and designers, social distancing often means feeling a disconnect from the collaborators and teammates with whom we love to work. It’s important that we find new ways to ignite our inspiration, and new approaches to the creative process.

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Natural Palette

Color has always been a motivating factor and constant source of energy in our creative process. Thanks to Pantone, color now has ‘a language’ – a worldwide color matching system that allows you to seamlessly transition between graphic, textile, online and home design. Need that exact shade of blue to translate from your screen to your kitchen design? Pantone has you covered.

We love turning to Pantone (especially during this pandemic) to keep us connected to creative energy, trending colors and artistic design inspiration.

In the “Pantone During A Pandemic” series, we will highlight some of Pantone’s color trend report selections and group them into categories. From optimistic to calming, bold to reliable, we hope these Pantone color collections will help you reconnect with your muse and “flex that creative muscle”!

Pantone Color Trends | A Natural Palette for 2020

We can’t all get out and enjoy nature during this pandemic, so the next best thing for many of us is to design with nature in mind. Natural tones and earth tones help reconnect with the world around us, and provide solace and the warmth of familiarity during difficult times. From soft floral colors to dark leafy greens, the browns of stone and bark to the colors of the sky, here are 5 of our favorite colors from Pantone’s 2020 color trend reports collected into one natural palette.

Sunlight

Pantone 13-0822

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sunlight

Warm and inviting, Sunlight provides a versatile design color to begin our natural palette for 2020. Will you use it as a cheery, friendly yellow, or a brighter-than-usual neutral? Either way, the Pantone color Sunlight provides an instant sensation of relaxation and comfort.

Chive

Pantone 19-0323

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020

PANTONE 2020 kitchen design color Chive

In nature, chives are dense in nutrients that promote bone heath and good sleep. In this Pantone color palette, Chive is packed with natural lush green. Described by Pantone’s Laurie Pressman as having “savory” and “restorative” qualities, Chive is a winning design color.

Sandstone

Pantone 16-1328

Collection: Pantone New York Autumn 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sandstone

Sandstone rests at the core of this natural color palette, providing sturdy earth-toned balance. Whether it rests in wood tones, colored stone, or rustic design elements, Sandstone is a “backbone” shade that remains warm enough to not be dull.

Blossom

Pantone 14-1513

Collection: Pantone London Spring 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Blossom

As in nature, a floral color doesn’t need to be overbearing to stand out. Blossom is a soft pink Pantone shade that provides just enough “pop” to pull this collection into focus. Fresh and fragrant, Blossom brings an understated charm and youthful energy to this design palette.

Jet Stream

Pantone 11-0605

Collection: Pantone London Autumn 2020 (Classics)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Jet Stream

“[A]n off-white suggestive of our affinity for raw and recycled” is how Pantone’s Laurie Pressman describes Jet Stream. An off-white that reminds us of recycled paper, Jet Stream is a casual neutral that can be used in place of pure white to bring some intrigue to the “in-between spaces” of your color design.

Pantone During A Pandemic | Beautiful Blue Tones

Pantone During A Pandemic | Beautiful Blue Tones

It’s hard to feel that ‘creative spark’ during “shelter in place” sometimes. For artists and designers, social distancing often means feeling a disconnect from the collaborators and teammates with whom we love to work. It’s important that we find new ways to ignite our inspiration, and new approaches to the creative process.

Color has always been a motivating factor and constant source of energy in our creative process. Thanks to Pantone, color now has ‘a language’ – a worldwide color matching system that allows you to seamlessly transition between graphic, textile, online and home design. Need that exact shade of blue to translate from your screen to your kitchen design? Pantone has you covered.

We love turning to Pantone (especially during this pandemic) to keep us connected to creative energy, trending colors and artistic design inspiration.

In the “Pantone During A Pandemic” series, we will highlight some of Pantone’s color trend report selections and group them into categories. From optimistic to calming, bold to reliable, we hope these Pantone color collections will help you reconnect with your muse and “flex that creative muscle”!

Pantone Color Trends | Blue Colors for 2020

Sometimes, the way to “beat the blues” is by using blue to¬†your advantage! One of the most popular kitchen design colors of the last year, blue has transcended its classic use as a “steady” shade and become a versatile, dazzling tone in modern design. Here are some of the blue tones that Pantone features as trendy for 2020.

Classic Blue

Pantone 19-4052

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020, New York Autumn 2020, London Spring 2020

Pantone Classic Blue 2020

The Pantone 2020 Color of the Year is omnipresent, listed in 3 out of 4 of Pantone’s 2020 color trend reports. Sturdy, friendly and reliable, Classic Blue can serve you beautifully in the foreground or background of a design.

Strong Blue

Pantone 18-4051

Collection: Pantone London Autumn 2020

Pantone Strong Blue 2020

Pantone’s Laurie Pressman describes Strong Blue as a “confident blue shade” with an injection of “vibrancy”. Sometimes, the experts just say it better than you ever could. Strong Blue is astonishingly warm for a blue tone, and definitely doesn’t shy away from view.

Heritage Blue

Pantone 16-4127

Collection: Pantone London Spring 2020

Pantone Heritage Blue 2020

The aptly named Heritage Blue speaks to tradition, balance and familiarity. One of the more versatile trending Pantone colors of 2020, experiment confidently with Heritage Blue – it’s a beautiful option!

Mosaic Blue

Pantone 18-4528

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020

Pantone Mosaic Blue 2020

Mosaic Blue is an intriguing shade of teal that verges slightly on green, making it a bit more selective in terms of colors with which it pairs than your ‘average blue’. This makes Mosaic Blue an interesting option for different color palettes than a more conventional blue.

Blue Depths

Pantone 19-3940

Collection: Pantone New York Autumn 2020

Pantone Blue Depths 2020

One of our favorite dark blue tones of 2020, Blue Depths is the “anchor blue” of the New York Autumn 2020 collection. Blue Depths manages to be a dark blue shade without becoming navy, and retains some of the richness of a lighter blue shade.

Pantone During A Pandemic | Trendy Optimistic Colors

Pantone During A Pandemic | Trendy Optimistic Colors

It’s hard to feel that ‘creative spark’ during “shelter in place” sometimes. For artists and designers, social distancing often means feeling a disconnect from the collaborators and teammates with whom we love to work. It’s important that we find new ways to ignite our inspiration, and new approaches to the creative process.

Color has always been a motivating factor and constant source of energy in our creative process. Thanks to Pantone, color now has ‘a language’ – a worldwide color matching system that allows you to seamlessly transition between graphic, textile, online and home design. Need that exact shade of blue to translate from your screen to your kitchen design? Pantone has you covered.

We love turning to Pantone (especially during this pandemic) to keep us connected to creative energy, trending colors and artistic design inspiration.

In the “Pantone During A Pandemic” series, we will highlight some of Pantone’s color trend report selections and group them into categories. From optimistic to calming, bold to reliable, we hope these Pantone color collections will help you reconnect with your muse and “flex that creative muscle”!

Pantone Color Trends | Optimistic Colors for 2020

This article will focus on some of the ‘sunnier’, more optimistic colors from Pantone’s 2020 color trend reports. Between the New York and London collections for both Spring 2020 and Fall 2020, there are a lot of wonderful warm tones from which to choose.

Beetroot Purple

Pantone 18-2143

Collection: Pantone London Spring 2020

Pantone Beetroot Purple 2020

We lead out this collection with Beetroot Purple, a zesty fuschia shade that’s just as pink as it is purple. If you dare to dazzle with magenta tones in your design, you’re not going to find a more upbeat, optimistic option than this one!

Mandarin Red

Pantone 17-1562

Collection: Pantone London Autumn 2020

Pantone Mandarin Red 2020

Mandarin Red is, as a very funny film might say, red “turned up to 11”. Bordering between red and orange, Mandarin Red brings fire and zest that is difficult to ignore. We think it can be used to dramatic effect!

Saffron

Pantone 14-1064

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020

Pantone Saffron 2020

Gosh, there aren’t many trendy Pantone colors more FUN than Saffron this year. Citrus, sunshine, sweet flavors and warm energy all rolled into one, Saffron is an amazing choice to brighten up your design palette.

Green Sheen

Pantone 13-0648

Collection: Pantone New York Autumn 2020

Pantone Green Sheen 2020

This yellow-green shade isn’t to be mistaken for a “natural tone”. Green Sheen is here to stand out, not blend in – so use it wisely!

Tanager Turquoise

Pantone 13-4720

Collection: Pantone London Spring 2020

Pantone Tanager Turquoise 2020

We’ll be featuring an entire series of blue colors during the Pantone During a Pandemic series, but we couldn’t leave Tanager Turquoise out of this collection of bright, optimistic colors. At once light and bold, this turquoise blue tone from the London Spring 2020 collection is one of our favorites.