Color Design For Foodies | This Season’s ‘Yummiest’ Trendy Kitchen Colors
When PANTONE draws inspiration from food to name a color, it likely belongs in a kitchen design. PANTONE’s renowned Color Matching System is the gold standard of color design schemes for home designers, textile designers, industrial designers, fabric designers & clothiers. the ability to transition a PANTONE color across media (cloth to paper to online to plastic & more) is unparalleled.
With endless color possibilities in the ever-expanding PANTONE universe, where do you even begin to find the perfect colors for your updated kitchen design? We love taking cues from the names PANTONE gives to its colors. When a PANTONE shade’s name reflects something found in your kitchen or pantry, our “spidey senses” go off!
Maybe it’s a simple case of the power of suggestion, but we know the team at PANTONE as a group which acts with purpose. So if we have a choice for a neutral color for our kitchen… well, we’re going to consider Sugar Almond a bit more strongly than Warm Sand.
(Sorry, Warm Sand – you just don’t sound quite as delicious!)
There’s an abundance if trending PANTONE colors with food-inspired names lately, so why don’t we draw a bit of kitchen design inspiration?
Here’s our selection of 8 trendy PANTONE colors with names foodies will love. See if you get inspired to use one (or more) of them in your kitchen!
8 Kitchen Design Colors For Trendy Food Lovers
Rocky Road: a dark brown earthy neutral & sturdy ‘backbone’ color
Guacamole: the splash of green in your leafy, plant-laden design
Dark Cheddar: a zesty pop of accent color – more accessory than focus
Pancake Batter: a warm, sugary-sweet off-white rooted in golden yellow
Chili Pepper: a spicy hot red – handle with care to succeed!
Peach Pink: a gorgeous blush tone for a summery beach kitchen
Sugar Almond: the warm mid-tone brown neutral coveted by trendy designers
Coconut Milk: a creamy, comforting white that provides balance for an inviting kitchen space
Which of these PANTONE colors is your favorite? Connect with us!
This World-Class Miele Transitional Kitchen Display Still Turns Heads
It’s been 4 years since Peter Salerno Inc. & Miele USA teamed up to create a game-changing transitional kitchen design, and it still turns heads.
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Peter Salerno Inc. proudly held a debut celebration for its new transitional kitchen showroom display at its gorgeous Wyckoff, NJ showroom. The event was attended by a “who’s who” of the kitchen design, appliance and custom design world.
The transitional kitchen vignette is not only a showcase of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen design efforts, but of the new, state-of-the-art Miele kitchen appliance line. It is with great pride and excitement that Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele USA share exclusive design photos and information with you!
Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele Transitional Kitchen Design
The centerpiece of the new transitional kitchen display is a stunning kitchen island, topped with a beautiful counter designed by Galaxy Glass. The thick glass slab is embedded with stainless steel mesh for a gorgeous, clean transitional design feel, and allows the user to opt between a soft white light or color wheel display option.
The kitchen island affords comfortable seating for three on one side and is adorned by statement globe lighting which hangs from the recessed ceiling. The recessed ceiling itself is a beautiful 9-panel design painstakingly decorated with silver leaf, and features seamless custom edge moulding.
The base of the island is an ivory white custom piece by Peter Salerno Inc., featuring the astounding Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher. Simply knock, and the dishwasher automatically opens for you – no fussy latches or slamming doors! The base also includes custom cabinetry work from Peter Salerno Inc.’s Maestro Rosolino line.
The flooring is a beautiful, durable faux-wood concrete which was voted on by you, the readers of Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog. Wonderful job!
The backsplash, provided by the world-class artists at Stratta, the Tile Boutique, was also voted on by readers of this blog. A seamless design that appears to be one solid pre-fab piece, it is actually comprised of over 250 meticulously set tiles.
The Feature Wall
In front of the backsplash, 4 glass shelves are mounted in front of LED lighting, which presents the illusion of pure white light streaming from within the shelves. A bold stainless steel range hood design was custom-designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and crafted especially for this transitional kitchen display by the artisans at Rangecraft.
The custom ivory white Maestro Rosolino cabinetry features over a dozen drawers. 6 drawers are push-to-open (to complement the Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher), with 2 more “hidden drawers” which border the Miele range in the form of moulding columns.
The Miele 48″ range and cooktop itself is a wonder of modern technology. It features a conventional range, warming drawer and storage unit, as well as a 6-burner cooktop. The range features a wireless roast probe which communicates directly with the oven. For example, if you want to cook a tenderloin to an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit, simply turn on the oven and set the roast probe to 135. When the internal temperature of the tenderloin reaches the desired temperature, the oven will automatically shut off and alert the user that the roast is ready!
From bread to roasts, sear to bake, the Miele oven features hundreds of customizable settings to suit the needs of every chef, from amateur to professional. The 48″ Miele range also features a built-in speed oven which eliminates the need for a microwave.
The feature wall also includes a new Miele coffee maker that must be experienced to be believed! Below the coffee maker is a combination steam oven which allows user to stack cooking programs and save cooking recipes beforehand, where the user can seamlessly go in and out of cooking and steam functions or even use those functions in conjunction with each other. The combination steam oven also allows user to control the percentage of steam from 0-100% which is unique to Miele.
Each of the Miele appliances showcased in this transitional kitchen design vignette is constructed with the same look and feel- from the construction and materials to the display and functionality. Every detail is methodically crafted to provide a seamless user experience.
Visit the Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom!
We invite you to come see this stunning transitional kitchen design display for yourself at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, located at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey. Thank you to Miele USA for its unwavering support and partnership, and Andrew Bisdale Photography for the exclusive photography!
Amazing Home Bar Design: ‘The Eclectic Pub’ Photos + Specs
Stone. Reclaimed tin. Gorgeous wood. Statement lighting. Spiral staircase. Hold on tight; this home bar design is a jaw-dropper.
‘The Eclectic Pub’ is a world-class custom home bar design from Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. Complete with custom stonework, one-of-a-kind tin panels and feature shelving you must see to believe, this home bar is the stuff of which dreams are made.
It all starts with the woodwork. Beautifully rich and finished to a radiant ‘nutty’ glow, the wood elements of this home pub are the foundation and backbone of the design. From the flooring to the door trim, the cabinetry to the ceiling to the perimeter of the glass feature wall component, wood provides the feeling of being ‘at home’ that every great bar (even the most luxurious ones) exudes.
And let’s talk about the feature wall. Recessed lighting radiates out from behind an opaque pane of glass, drawing your focus to the glass shelving suspended between the ceiling and counter. It’s a stunning set of glass design elements that seem to hang in mid-air away from the structure of the bar’s wood features. If the wood and stone of this home bar are the skeleton and body, then the feature wall is certainly the jewelry.
A recurring theme in some of Peter Salerno’s best kitchen and bar designs is the used of reclaimed tin. From former bars and speakeasy joints to Route 66 gas stations, Peter sources tin from some of America’s most unique locations for use in his award-winning designs. In this case, reclaimed tin is treated and used in the center panels of the bar and cabinetry elements. Shades of brown, green and gold blend delicately against the woodwork and cabinet handles and finishing hardware.
As if the home bar design itself wasn’t enough, the stonework puts this pub over the top. With recessed sections that act as shelving for premier bottles of wine and liquor, this well-lit stone area also acts as a stairwell for a descending spiral metal staircase.
Cap all these stunning elements off with sturdy brown counters and smart lighting fixtures, and you have a winning ‘Eclectic Pub’ design indeed.
What do YOU think about Peter Salerno’s “Eclectic Pub’ home bar design? Leave a comment!
Simple, elegant and timeless – Custom white cabinets are a must-have kitchen design element heading into 2020. With their clean lines and “blank canvas” of color, white cabinets are the perfect backbone for your modern kitchen design. Whether you wish to keep your kitchen design simple or play with bolder elements, white cabinetry provides a reliable anchor for the rest of your kitchen.
We turned to the official Instagram of Peter Salerno Inc. for kitchen cabinet design inspiration. Since 2001, no North American custom kitchen design company has won more awards than Peter Salerno Inc. – for their ingenuity, their personal touches, and their expert craftsmanship. Peter Salerno and his team are renowned for their Maestro Rosolino line of custom cabinetry, and their Instagram features some elegant white cabinet design work.
Peter Salerno Inc.’s white cabinetry designs teach us that simplicity doesn’t have to be simple-minded. Clean lines and an expertly applied layer of white paint provide a delicate canvas upon which to make subtle, effective design choices. We love the interlocking mullions on the glass cabinet doors above – they create an eye-pleasing design while still allowing plenty of sight into the cabinets’ contents.
Obviously, white is a great option when playing with natural light and light fixtures. Adding recessed lighting into white, glass-door cabinets creates an elegant tone, as well as a glow that radiates throughout your kitchen. In a kitchen with plenty of windows and natural light, white cabinetry reflects sunlight (instead of absorbing it and dulling its effects).
Creative mullion design on white, glass-door cabinets is key to exceptional kitchen design in 2020. The flowers carved into the mullions above reflect the birth month of their owner, adding a personal touch to the cabinet design.
The floral white kitchen cabinets shown above sit on either side of a statement range and backsplash. The cabinets are backed by a gray & white subway tile design. As a result, the gray and metallic silver elements of the range, backsplash and subway tile are allowed to shine and ‘pop’, turning a simple color scheme into a dazzling kitchen feature wall.
White doors aren’t restricted to cabinets or glass in today’s modern luxury kitchen designs. Custom molded tin panels are flanked with white on the French doors of the refrigerator shown above, turning a simple appliance into a luxurious statement piece.
That is the beauty of designing kitchen cabinets and storage space with white doors and features – the rest of your design can go virtually anywhere!
Are you in love with white cabinets for 2020 kitchen design? How would you utilize them in your kitchen? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!
You see why we’re gushing, right? This stunning blue and clear Swarovski crystal pattern lays dramatically on a tin ceiling soffit design by Peter Salerno Inc. – our parent company, and the most award-winning North American kitchen design firm of the 21st century.
The gorgeous color combination sparkles beautifully against the silver backdrop, adding a sense of extravagant luxury to what many consider “just another kitchen design element”. For far too long, kitchen soffits have been seen as something to be hidden, a “necessary evil”. Peter Salerno and his team have once again turned the ordinary into the extraordinary, combining form and function to turn a soffit into a masterpiece.
It’s just another example of how a master kitchen designer can help you upgrade from a statement kitchen to an award-winning showstopper.
“Add a mink wrap for the walls,” one Instagram user gushed in tongue-in-cheek style, noting the opulence of the crystal design. Nothing was overlooked in this Peter Salerno Inc. Swarovski soffit design. Large crystals were crushed into smaller pieces and set between the floral crystal design elements, causing light to reflect and sparkle off nearly every square inch of the soffit design.
And why not go for that “wow factor” in your dream kitchen design? It’s your home, after all; if the kitchen is your gathering place for friends, family and loved ones, it ought to be the centerpiece of your whole home design!
The truth is, kitchen ceiling soffits can be the crown on your kitchen design masterpiece! In the past, soffits were strictly created to hide wiring and cover the underside of surfaces, without much thought to ‘curb appeal’ or aesthetic value. Today’s smartest designers (like Peter Salerno Inc.) understand that every square inch of design space is an opportunity to add on to a masterpiece.
Perhaps Swarovski crystal doesn’t fit your personal aesthetic, and that’s fine! The point here has nothing to do with specific design materials and everything to do with thinking about kitchen design in fresh, innovative ways. Soffits don’t have to be hidden; sometimes, the only difference between mundane and masterful is expert approach and vision. Consulting with an expert kitchen designer or kitchen design firm might be the difference between ‘a very nice kitchen’ and a magnificent space for you and your loved ones to enjoy for decades.
Are you inspired by this gorgeous Swarovski crystal kitchen soffit design? How will YOU make your dream kitchen stand out? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
A Look Back | 5th Anniversary of Angular Traditional Kitchen Design
The content of this article is heavily drawn from an article we first published in 2014. The kitchen design featured is entitled “The Angles Are In the Details”, from award-winning custom kitchen designer Peter Salerno Inc. of Wyckoff, New Jersey.
Fresh off his award for 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen from Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine, Peter Salerno and his team went right back to work on a new kitchen design. This time, Peter Salerno Inc. provided a Franklin Lakes, New Jersey home with a gorgeous traditional kitchen design, full of classic design features, custom elements and angular details.
The traditional kitchen design, which is featured on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Houzz page, features a gorgeous expansive center island, custom Maestro Rosolino beaded inset cabinets, and a one-of-a-kind custom reclaimed tin hood (only available through Peter Salerno Inc.)
Here are some design and technical details about Peter Salerno Inc.’s latest traditional kitchen design:
The cabinets are Maestro Rosolino – our private line of cabinetry. The finish on the perimeter is paint and glazed, the bar and islands are walnut with a stain and glaze. The cabinet style is beaded inset.
The hearth features one of our custom reclaimed tin hoods- only available through us.
The countertops are Grey-Gold limestone, 2 1/2″ thick.
The backsplash is polished travertine, chiard, and honey onyx.
The following are excerpts from articles in October 2013, when Peter Salerno, CMKBD, traveled to the French countryside for design inspiration. What he found in places like Oise and Vence informed several of his award-winning kitchen designs. Enjoy!
One of the most beautiful kitchen designs Peter Salerno discovered on his trip to France is a custom blue and white painted kitchen in Oise, a department of the Picardie region of northern France. Located about 19 miles north of Paris, Oise is a beautiful region made up primarily of hills and plateaus, as well as forests and plains, which evoke all the charm and beauty of the French countryside.
With the natural landscape and terrain of the Picardie region in mind, the designer of this kitchen (Sylvie Bisserie, whom you can read more about here) created a light, vibrant kitchen space filled with blues and whites accented with copper kitchenware, utensils and appliances. As the publication Maison Creative explains (translated from French):
“In the kitchen, created entirely by a custom cabinetmaker and painted with light and bright colors, Sylvie chose glazed tiles blue and white tiles that give the space cheer… decorating with rustic utensils and copper kitchen appliances to respond with the red soil creates a beautiful harmony.”
The kitchen space is said to convey “authenticity and conviviality”, an apt description of a lovely space that brought Peter Salerno fresh inspiration to his classic painted kitchen designs.
Peter Salerno’s travels for design inspiration throughout France also brought him to the town of Vence, located in the far southeast of France, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. The Alpes-Maritimes department directly borders Monaco and Italy to the east and has some of the most beautiful and varied topography in all of France. As its name suggests, the region is characterized mainly by the maritime Alps – but it’s also one of the few French departments to feature a Mediterranean coastline.
The most well-recognized cities in the area are Nice and Cannes; Vence is the 12th-largest town in the Alpes-Maritimes department. Located in the hills between Nice and Antibes, Vence features many awe-inspiring, existing medieval elements – for example, the town’s historic village features a fountain originally built in 1578 and an oak planted in 1538. Other aspects of Vence architecture are even older; portions of the external wall were built in the 3rd century and the town’s cathedral was erected in the 4th century.
Design in Vence is based on open flow between rooms and the usage of beautiful, easy-to-use Vence stone, located not only in the town’s walls but in many of its rustic, gorgeous country homes. In the kitchen above, featured in the outstanding publication Maison Creative (Hors Serie 2, 2013), you can see the implementation of the flat, beautiful Vence stone and the open floor plan. The result is a bright, spacious kitchen that makes full use of the sunny climes of the Alpes-Maritimes region; Nice sees almost 1.5 times as much sun per year as the rest of France.
A white wood-burning fireplace and large windows adorn the kitchen walls, and the long slab dining table ensures there will be plenty of room for good food, great wine, and cherished guests.