Luxury Kitchen Design Lovers MUST Watch This Video!

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured In Spectacular NJ Kitchens Video

Watch Video of Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen With Hardware Designs

The fine people at Hardware Designs are regarded as New Jersey’s premier destination for luxury kitchen, bath and architectural hardware. They have also created a series of must-watch videos entitled Spectacular NJ Kitchens & Baths, which recently featured a custom Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design.

Spectacular New Jersey Kitchens & Baths is a special Hardware Designs online video series hosted by Larry Goren, the company’s owner. In each episode, Larry Goren features a stunning custom kitchen and/or bath design created by a leading area designer.

In this can’t miss episode, Larry Goren covers the Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen that was given the 2010 NKBA Best Kitchen Award. The kitchen, which belongs to Peter Salerno’s client Chris Sompolski, is a striking example of Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen artistry.

Watch Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design interview video here:

In his interview, Peter Salerno Inc. discusses the specific details that went into making the 2010 NKBA Best Kitchen the work of art it became. Working closely with client Chris Sompolski made it possible for Peter to fulfill all of the personal wishes that made this kitchen design special.

A luxury kitchen design is more than the facets, materials and design elements that make up its physical components. True luxury comes in the personalization of your kitchen design, which begins with a master designer taking the time to learn about you and the people who will enjoy your new kitchen space.

Personalized luxury can be as simple as learning how you will interact with your kitchen, or as detailed as incorporating personal, unique touches to your kitchen design.

How would you wish to make your kitchen design personal? What elements could a designer like Peter Salerno bring to your kitchen to make it significant and special to your life?

A special thank you to Larry Gerin and the team at Hardware Designs for choosing to feature Peter Salerno in this episode of Spectacular NJ Kitchens and Baths. Enjoy the video, and leave a comment below!

Kitchen + Bath Designs Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day 2019!

Go Green With Your Designs On St. Patrick’s Day 2019!

Any day is a good day to “green” your living space – but if you need a festive excuse, look no further than St. Patrick’s Day! The most famous of Irish holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful time to get inspired by the green shades, tones and design elements that are trending in 2019.

We’re sure you’re expecting the usual fare in this article – shamrocks, green throw pillows and drapes, etc. Fear not – we’re bringing you something different!

What are the Pantone Spring 2019 green colors? How can you incorporate fresh greens and florals in a new and interesting way in your kitchen design? This article will help you answer those questions.

Of course, we should already be “going green” with as many design choices as possible, in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and become more environmentally conscious. So in terms of this St. Patrick’s Day, we’re taking the idea of “going green” a bit more literally.

Green isn’t the simplest color choice to use in a kitchen or bath design in 2019. With color design trending more and more towards neutral and white tones, it’s often hard to find a place for green as more than a complementary color. But is that really a problem? Utilized properly, a complementary green tone in your design can create quite the impression.

Let’s take a look at the official Pantone green tones of Spring 2019, and a few “outside the box” design ideas to add a splash of green this spring.

The Pantone Green Colors of Spring 2019

Terrarium Moss

Deep, earthy and rich, Terrarium Moss is a steady dark green Pantone color that pairs nicely with light neutrals, earth tones and blues.

Terrarium Moss, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Pepper Stem

Pepper Stem is a lively, inviting Pantone green that works beautifully in designs that feature plenty of ambient light, whites and off-whites, and plant and floral elements.

Pepper Stem, Pantone 17-0542

St. Patrick’s Day 2019 “Outside the Box” Design Inspirations

1. Use deep greens to add a luxurious tone to wood-heavy designs.

Dark green decor adds a luxurious touch to rich wood features in this sitting room from Peter Salerno Inc.
Dark green decor adds a luxurious touch to rich wood features in this sitting room from Peter Salerno Inc.

2. Fresh greens, foliage and florals bring even more sunshine into a bright kitchen design.

Touches of greenery and florals freshen up an already bright kitchen.
Touches of greenery and florals freshen up an already bright kitchen.

3. In 2019, vegetables can be utilized as design elements (before ripe/ready to eat, of course!)

Use fresh vegetables as design elements in your kitchen before they're ready to eat.
Use fresh vegetables as design elements in your kitchen before they’re ready to eat.

Why the BEST Kitchen Designs Feature Custom Range Hoods

Custom Range Hoods: A Must-Have In Beautiful Kitchen Designs

If you’re re-designing your kitchen or updating your kitchen design, a custom range hood is something you must consider.

With custom kitchen design taking center stage in home design, a statement piece is vital to creating the “wow factor” that sets your kitchen apart. So why do we believe a custom range hood is THAT statement piece? Let’s look at the trends in kitchen design to find out.

You’re probably not making a massive statement in kitchen design with color. Neutral tones, whites and grays are dominating the transitional kitchen color palette. The same goes for backsplash and wall tile, which are trending heavily towards popular, neutrally-based tones of subway tile. But it’s still possible to stand out in a chic, sleek transitional kitchen without using an outlandish color scheme…

A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.
A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.

Would you just look at that stunning custom range hood? The range hood was designed by RangeCraft USA, and utilized in a transitional kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. (RangeCraft’s design was requested halfway around the world, by kitchen design clients in Moscow!)

Custom range hoods are often considered “too DIY” or “too opulent” to be utilized in transitional kitchen design. That’s simply not true. Master craftsmen like those at RangeCraft consistently produce beautiful, unique, to-order custom range hoods for transitional kitchens that are as sleek as they are efficient and useful. (Check out the one below!)

Custom range hoods can feature well in beautiful transitional kitchen designs, like this one from Peter Salerno Inc.
Custom range hoods can feature well in beautiful transitional kitchen designs, like this one from Peter Salerno Inc.

That’s not to say that custom range hoods in today’s best kitchen designs can’t fit into opulent, luxury traditional kitchen designs. The example below (in an award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. traditional kitchen) uses reclaimed tin to dramatic effect. After all, it takes a lot to be a focal point in a kitchen that features a hand-carved mirrored ceiling, massive twin kitchen islands, crystal chandelier and custom handcrafted “Maestro Rosolino” cabinetry. And yet, the reclaimed tin (which is duplicated on the front of the kitchen’s refrigerator) does just that.

An ornate RangeCraft reclaimed tin range hood is the centerpiece of this award-winning kitchen design.
An ornate RangeCraft reclaimed tin range hood is the centerpiece of this award-winning kitchen design.

Of course, a quality custom range hood is about function as much as form. If your range hood isn’t performing at an exceptional level, then it doesn’t matter how beautiful yours is – you risk exposure to harmful smoke and vapors. As the official RangeCraft website explains, the marriage of form and function is the trademark of the world’s best range hoods:

A top quality range hood is an essential part of a well-designed high-end kitchen because it will help to protect your cabinetry, flooring, countertops and appliances. RangeCraft Range Hoods are truly a functional work of design art. The Jewel of the Kitchen, it also removes unwanted cooking smoke and vapors quickly and quietly. (RangeCraft offers super quiet internal fans that are less noisy than a quiet refrigerator.) Many customers choose a RangeCraft Hood first and then design their cabinetry and accessories around the hood as the focal point.

The 2017 Designer ShowHouse of NJ team, in front of a gorgeous reclaimed tin custom range hood.
The 2017 Designer ShowHouse of NJ team, in front of a gorgeous reclaimed tin custom range hood.

What do you look for in a custom kitchen design? Is a custom range hood on your “wish list”? Why or why not?We’d love to hear from you with a comment or your insight – leave some feedback below and we’ll be thrilled to interact with you!

A masterfully crafted RangeCraft custom range hood, featured in Peter Salerno Inc.'s Miele showroom vignette.
A masterfully crafted RangeCraft custom range hood, featured in Peter Salerno Inc.’s Miele showroom vignette.

Graffiti Bath Design: How to Break ‘Design Rules’ + Still Create a Masterpiece

Graffiti Bath Design: How to Break Rules + Still Win at Design

Throw the bath design rule book out the window. When it comes down to it, the only true ‘rule’ of design is creating something you love.

When Peter Salerno created the award-winning, updated Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, he wanted to reserve one space that went entirely outside the box. When Peter saw the masterful graffiti-style street art that would soon adorn his showroom bath design, he knew he’d found his muse.

Peter Salerno hired a professional graffiti artist to create a bold, vibrant cityscape in the bathroom design. From a replica manhole cover in the center of the floor to colorful depictions of a metropolitan skyline and an elevated subway line, the artwork is audacious and vivid. The inside of the bathroom door is even “tagged” with notable initials, names and dates important to Peter Salerno, his family, and the Peter Salerno Inc. legacy.

Now, before anyone panics – design conventions and standards exist for a reason. There’s no reason to abandon ship on everything you know about design. However – as with anything else – sometimes stepping outside one’s comfort zone is the only way to reach new heights as an artist, a designer and a creator.

As with many of the designs we feature, the true beauty of this graffiti art bath design is in its personalization. As the years have passed at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, the ‘tags’ on the bathroom door have filled in – with new staff members, new husbands and wives, children and grandchildren. A simple door has become a living testimonial to the Peter Salerno Inc. design family as well as Peter’s own family.

It’s important to respect your personal legacy and style while incorporating new elements into your home design, especially in frequently traveled areas like the kitchen and bath. Rich colors can still be comfortable and inviting when coupled with design elements that mean something to you.

“When I’m doing design work, it’s always important for me to personalize something,” Peter Salerno says in the video above. “I wanted to show the energy of New York City; I think that graffiti was the only way to express that properly.”

By stepping outside a personal comfort zone, a world-class designer was able to pay tribute to his family, his design team, and a city which he loves. How do YOU plan to step outside your ‘design comfort zone’ and grow? Let us know in the comments below!

For more about the graffiti bath design at Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom, check out Peter Salerno Inc.’s official Instagram account.

Read more about this design on the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account.
Read more about this design on the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account.

Living Coral Palettes | Design With Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

Living Coral Palettes | Design With Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. A testament to optimism, a love affair with our oceans (and nature in general), and a lively invitation to social interaction, Living Coral is a bright addition to our lives.

Now, how do we make Living Coral a bright addition to our homes and our color designs?

Living Coral, Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year, has drawn positive reactions.
Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, has drawn positive reactions.

In terms of practical application, Living Coral isn’t a “simple marriage” into color designs like a staid navy blue or a versatile taupe. What the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year does provide is a chance to create instant warmth, a convivial atmosphere, and a bright new ‘punch’ to the design in your home, office or work space.

We’ve had a little time to play with Living Coral (and the rest of the Pantone Spring 2019 color collection), and we’ve drawn a few conclusions about how to build color palettes around it. Blues work quite well, as do earth tones and light neutrals. For the bold at heart, one can also double-down on warm tones to dramatic effect.

We’ve created five Living Coral color design palettes, using three specific criteria:

  1. Each palette contains three accompanying colors;
  2. Each color in the 5 Living Coral palettes is from the Spring 2019 Pantone collection, or a Pantone collection from the recent past;
  3. Each must feature Living Coral (no hiding the 2019 Color of the Year in the background!)

We’d love to hear what you think of our efforts! How will YOU utilize Living Coral in your designs in 2019?

5 Color Design Palettes for Living Coral, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year

The Neutrals Palette

Design with Living Coral: The Neutrals Palette
Design with Living Coral: The Neutrals Palette

Colors Utilized:

  • Sweet Corn (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Soybean (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Toffee (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)

The Spring Sunshine Palette

Design with Living Coral: The Spring Sunshine Palette
Design with Living Coral: The Spring Sunshine Palette

Colors Utilized:

  • Turmeric (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Aspen Gold (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Sweet Lilac (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)

 

The Earth Tones Palette

Design with Living Coral: The Earth Tones Palette
Design with Living Coral: The Earth Tones Palette

Colors Utilized:

  • Terrarium Moss (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Brown Granite (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Soybean (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)

The Cool Blues Palette

Design with Living Coral: The Cool Blues Palette
Design with Living Coral: The Cool Blues Palette

Colors Utilized:

  • Blue Bell (Pantone Fall 2017 Collection)
  • Niagara (Pantone Spring 2017 Collection)
  • Princess Blue (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)

 

The Sunset Palette

Design with Living Coral: The Sunset Palette
Design with Living Coral: The Sunset Palette

Colors Utilized:

  • Fiesta (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Mango Mojito (Pantone Spring 2019 Collection)
  • Otter (Pantone Fall 2017 Collection)

 

Your Favorite NFL Team’s Pantone Colors | AFC South + AFC West

Your Favorite NFL Team’s Pantone Colors | AFC South + AFC West

In this article, you’ll find the official NFL Pantone colors for these teams (as of the 2019 NFL season):

  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Denver Broncos
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Oakland Raiders

Make sure you check out our article about Super Bowl 53: The Official Team Colors of the LA Rams and New England Patriots!

If you’re unfamiliar with Pantone – it’s the world’s foremost authority on color, and the creator of the best color matching system available. We think Pantone is absolutely essential when it comes to color design. That extends past home design to party decor, accessories, clothing and more. If you’re a super-fan of a particular NFL team, then this series of articles is custom built for you!

Our final article on official 2019 NFL team Pantone colors focuses on the AFC South and AFC West divisions. If you love blue, the AFC South is the color design division for you – each of its 4 franchises (Texans, Colts, Jaguars and Titans) uses at least one variant of blue in its official color scheme. Each of the four AFC West franchises has come to be defined by its historic colors – the dark blue and orange of Denver, Kansas City’s bright red and gold, the Chargers’ bolts of gold (and historic “throwback” powder blue), and the Raiders’ legendary silver and black.

If you’re a fan of one of the eight franchises listed above, then it’s crucial you’re up to date on the color trends and official Pantone colors of your favorite NFL team. Each color code is verified as authentic; basing your apparel, decor or home design around these Pantone colors will guarantee you exhibit pinpoint team pride!

Note: Some color names (“gray”, “silver”, etc.) are over-arching color names for Pantone colors without a specific title. Please refer to the color codes under each graphic for the exact specifications for each team’s variant of those colors. (In particular, note the varieties of blue and gray/silver among these teams in particular!) We have limited each set to the 2-3 prevailing colors for each team and chose jersey colors over helmet colors. Also, there is no Pantone code for white unless an opaque white is specified.

NFL Team Pantone Colors: AFC South

Houston Texans

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Houston Texans
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Houston Texans
  • Deep Steel Blue: Pantone PMS 5395 C
  • Battle Red: Pantone PMS 187 C

Indianapolis Colts

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Indianapolis Colts
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Indianapolis Colts
  • Speed Blue: Pantone REFLEX BLUE C
  • Gray: Pantone PMS 429 C

Jacksonville Jaguars

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Jacksonville Jaguars
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Teal: Pantone PMS 3155 C
  • Dark Gold: Pantone 126 C
  • Black: Pantone PMS 6 C

Tennessee Titans

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Tennessee Titans
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Tennessee Titans
  • Titans Navy: Pantone PMS 289 C
  • Titans Blue: Pantone PMS 279 C
  • Red: Pantone PMS 186 C

NFL Team Pantone Colors: AFC West

Denver Broncos

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Denver Broncos
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Denver Broncos
  • Broncos Orange: Pantone PMS 1655 C
  • Broncos Navy: Pantone PMS 289 C

Kansas City Chiefs

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Kansas City Chiefs
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Kansas City Chiefs
  • Red: Pantone PMS 186 C
  • Gold: Pantone PMS 1235 C

Los Angeles Chargers

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  LA Chargers
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: LA Chargers
  • Navy: Pantone PMS 289 C
  • Gold: Pantone PMS 1235 C
  • Powder Blue: Pantone PMS 285 C

Oakland Raiders

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Oakland Raiders
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Oakland Raiders
  • Raiders Black: Pantone PMS BLACK
  • Raiders Silver: Pantone PMS 8180 (METALLIC)

Your Favorite NFL Team’s Pantone Colors | NFC South + NFC West

Your Favorite NFL Team’s Pantone Colors | NFC South + NFC West

In this article, you’ll find the official NFL Pantone colors for these teams (as of the 2019 NFL season):

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Carolina Panthers
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks

Make sure you check out our article about Super Bowl 53: The Official Team Colors of the LA Rams and New England Patriots!

If you’re unfamiliar with Pantone – it’s the world’s foremost authority on color, and the creator of the best color matching system available. We think Pantone is absolutely essential when it comes to color design. That extends past home design to party decor, accessories, clothing and more. If you’re a super-fan of a particular NFL team, then this series of articles is custom built for you!

In terms of color palettes, the NFL franchises of the NFC South and NFC West present some of our very favorites. From the trendy Seattle Seahawks to the classic San Francisco 49ers, the warm and bright Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the old gold and neutrals of the New Orleans Saints, these 8 NFL teams provide something to love for any fan of color design. Toss in the classic Carolina Blue of the Panthers, the smoking-hot reds of the Falcons and Cardinals, and the new-era metallic gold of the Rams, and the teams of the NFC South and NFC West are a feast for the eyes.

If you’re a fan of one of the eight franchises listed above, then it’s crucial you’re up to date on the color trends and official Pantone colors of your favorite NFL team. Each color code is verified as authentic; basing your apparel, decor or home design around these Pantone colors will guarantee you exhibit pinpoint team pride!

Note: Some color names (“gray”, “silver”, etc.) are over-arching color names for Pantone colors without a specific title. Please refer to the color codes under each graphic for the exact specifications for each team’s variant of those colors. (In particular, note the varieties of red and silver among these teams in particular!) We have limited each set to the 2-3 prevailing colors for each team and chose jersey colors over helmet colors. Also, there is no Pantone code for white unless an opaque white is specified.

NFL Team Pantone Colors: NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes:  Atlanta Falcons
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Atlanta Falcons
  • Falcons Red: Pantone PMS 187 C
  • Silver: Pantone PMS 877 C

Carolina Panthers

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Carolina Panthers
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Carolina Panthers
  • Carolina Blue: Pantone PMS PROCESS BLUE C
  • Light Silver: Pantone PMS 877 C METALLIC

New Orleans Saints

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: New Orleans Saints
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: New Orleans Saints
  • Old Gold: Pantone PMS 8383 C

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Tampa Bay Bucs
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Tampa Bay Bucs
  • Red: Pantone 186 C
  • Pewter: Pantone 8600 METALLIC
  • Bay Orange: Pantone 151 C

NFL Team Pantone Colors: NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Arizona Cardinals
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Arizona Cardinals
  • Dark Red: Pantone 194 C
  • Yellow: Pantone 1235 C

Los Angeles Rams

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: LA Rams
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: LA Rams
  • Millennium Blue: Pantone PMS 282 C
  • New Century Gold: Pantone PMS 873 C

San Francisco 49ers

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: San Francisco 49ers
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: San Francisco 49ers
  • 49ers Red: Pantone 194 C
  • Gold: Pantone 874 C

Seattle Seahawks

Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Seattle Seahawks
Official 2019 NFL Team Pantone color codes: Seattle Seahawks
  • College Navy: Pantone 289
  • Action Green: Pantone 368
  • Wolf Gray: Pantone 429