Peter Salerno’s Custom Tin Range Hoods: The Process

Peter Salerno’s Custom Tin Range Hoods: The Process

One of Peter Salerno’s signature design elements is his use of reclaimed tin from historic locations to create stunning custom range hoods and ceiling pieces in his award-winning kitchen designs. But how does this world-class designer take a raw material that’s seemingly headed from the scrap heap, and transform it into a luxurious statement piece?

Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen designs have utilized reclaimed tin in a myriad of ways. From majestic soffit designs to custom refrigerator doors to custom cabinetry, Peter and his team have shown their love for (and mastery of) reclaimed tin in design. But perhaps the hallmark of Peter Salerno’s tin kitchen design features is his custom tin range hoods.

How can Peter Salerno turn this piece of reclaimed tin... (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
How can Peter Salerno turn this piece of reclaimed tin… (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

You can see the reclaimed tin from Route 66 used to create the custom La Cornue range hood and Swarovski crystal studded recessed tin ceiling in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff, NJ. Reclaimed tin from a hotel in Chicago was used in the “Jewel Box” kitchen, named 2014 Best Small Kitchen by NKBA and a People’s Choice Kitchen for 2014 by HGTV.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Into this custom tin range hood in an NKBA award winning kitchen design?

Walking through the creation process of Peter Salerno’s custom tin range hoods and recessed ceilings truly awe-inspiring. Peter knows the background of every piece of reclaimed tin that he works with – whether it’s a gas station on Route 66, or a hotel in Chicago, or a reclaimed tin roof.

Peter Salerno, with a piece of reclaimed tin in his showroom...
Peter Salerno, with a piece of reclaimed tin in his showroom…

Peter and his staff of artisans take great pride in turning the everyday into the extraordinary, and there is much to be said for taking a piece of tin once considered “scrap” and turning it into personalized treasure in your very own award-winning kitchen.

And the finished tin, on the range hood, refrigerator and ceiling. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
And the finished tin, on the range hood, refrigerator and ceiling. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

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Making a Luxury Kitchen Feel Personal With Custom Design

Making a Luxury Kitchen Feel Personal With Custom Design

There are so many ways to make kitchen design feel luxurious. But there are only a handful of ways to make luxury kitchen design feel personal to YOU. If your forever kitchen doesn’t feel like your forever kitchen, then what’s the point?

True luxury starts and ends with you. What you place value on is a question only you can answer – the same should hold true of your dream kitchen design. It’s why the truly elite kitchen design companies start their design process with questions, not suggestions. “Cookie cutter” high-end kitchen design is great for flipping houses or looking just like your neighbor down the street. But if you want a truly standout kitchen design that speaks to your life, your loves and your definition of luxury, then personalized custom design features are crucial to your kitchen.

Hiring a world-class custom kitchen and bath designer like Peter Salerno is a great way to ensure your home kitchen design is both elegant and personally distinctive. The “new” trend of personalizing luxury kitchen design is a staple of Peter Salerno Inc.’s vision since 1997. Peter’s own home kitchen is even adorned with hand-painted floral arrangements on each of his custom cabinets – one to signify the birth month of each of his family members.

In a recent luxury kitchen design feature on Instagram, Peter Salerno Inc. outlined a recent kitchen design project in which the homeowner worked hand-in-hand with Peter Salerno to create a truly unique, luxury masterpiece of a home kitchen.

The design started by incorporating furniture pieces, screens and vintage items to be converted into portions of the luxury kitchen design. (For example, look above to the beautiful mantle that became part of this one-of-a-kind custom range hood!) By centering the design around the clients, their desires, needs, and what they found to be aesthetically beautiful, Peter Salerno and his team were able to begin construction on a kitchen design that was both marvelous and guaranteed to be impossible to duplicate.

We are in love with the custom cabinetry in this kitchen design – especially considering they weren’t cabinets to begin with at all! The original blue screens featuring ornate elephant patterns were carefully crafted into front panels of new, high-end custom kitchen cabinets, creating a series of pieces throughout the kitchen that were both unique and personal to the homeowners.

“Making a kitchen completely personal is something Peter Salerno Inc. is known for,” Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram remarks – and the photos above are no exception. Peter envisioned a new use for a classic book shelf, transforming it into a beautiful server for this showstopping kitchen. Add in the incredible custom island sink, statement pendant lighting and dazzling turquoise soffit feature, and you have a custom, luxurious kitchen design that speaks directly to the heart of its owners.

Isn’t it your turn to transform your home’s kitchen into your forever kitchen, that’s both luxurious and personal to you? Talk to an expert.

Pantone Colors For Mardi Gras Design

Pantone Colors For Mardi Gras Design

Laissez le bons temps rouler! If you’re reading this, it must be nearly time to celebrate Mardi Gras – let the good times roll! Marking the day before many observers give up their vices for Lent, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is a celebration of food, fun and freedom.

While Mardi Gras is notably linked to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, the popularity of Fat Tuesday has made it a staple holiday around America (and the world). The holiday’s celebratory feel, good tidings and party vibes make it a magnet for people looking for positive energy and a signal that spring is on the horizon.

The colors most associated with Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. As it was explained by the leaders of the 1892 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, the 3 colors had specific meaning: “Purple for Justice, Green for Faith, Gold for Power”. The Mardi Gras colors are apt for a celebration that has roots in faith and is open to everyone!

So how do we design with Mardi Gras in mind? After all, bold purple in particular isn’t the easiest color through which to develop a design palette! A great first place to turn is Pantone, the world’s authority on color matching and color palettes. By browsing through the current Fashion Color Trend Reports (and digging back through the past several years of trending colors), Pantone gives us a road map of how to design for Mardi Gras (and with Mardi Gras in mind)!

We’ve chosen three purples, three greens and three gold and yellow tones that we think work beautifully for Mardi Gras design. We’ve also put together two design inspiration color palettes for Mardi Gras Pantone design!

Mardi Gras Color Design | Pantone Purple

Grape Compote (PANTONE 18-3513 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Grape Compote

Magenta Purple (PANTONE 19-2428 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Magenta Purple

Radiant Orchid (PANTONE 18-3224 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Radiant Orchid

Mardi Gras Color Design | Pantone Green

Ultramarine Green (PANTONE 18-5338 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Ultramarine Green

Storm (PANTONE 19-5217 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Storm

Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Greenery

Mardi Gras Color Design | Pantone Gold + Yellow

Aspen Gold (PANTONE 13-0850 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Aspen Gold

Freesia (PANTONE 14-0852 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Freesia

Lemon Verbena (PANTONE 14-0852 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Lemon Verbena

Mardi Gras Color Design | 2 Pantone Color Palette Ideas

A Bold, Brassy Mardi Gras: Magenta Purple, Ultramarine Green + Freesia

Bold Pantone Mardi Gras color design palette

A Casual, Muted Mardi Gras: Grape Compote, Greenery + Aspen Gold

Casual Pantone Mardi Gras color design palette

8 Trendy PANTONE Kitchen Design Colors For 2020

8 Trendy PANTONE Kitchen Design Colors For 2020

8 Pantone Color Trends For 2020 Kitchen Design

The Pantone color palettes and Fashion Color Trend Reports are out for 2020 – now, it’s time to start having some fun with them!

Advice abounds for how to apply Pantone’s 2020 color choices to fashion, personal style and the runway. It’s a bit trickier finding good advice as it pertains to Pantone color trends and your home – especially high-quality, luxury custom kitchen design.

From the official Pantone website, regarding the Pantone Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Color Trend Report:

According to Pantone Color Institute color experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self-expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment.

Those are lovely sentiments. Now it’s our job to apply them to the real world – specifically, your real world. How do we take the Pantone 2020 color palettes and bring them seamlessly into the heart of your home, your kitchen? More specifically, which of 2020’s trendiest colors are best suited to have a long-lasting, beautiful effect on your kitchen design?

We’ve selected 8 colors from the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Reports for Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021. These 8 colors, in the right hands, will give you an excellent base to develop the color palette for the 2020 new kitchen design of your dreams.

8 PANTONE Colors For Your 2020 Kitchen Design

Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic Blue

Naturally, the anchor of this article is Classic Blue, the Pantone 2020 Color of the Year. Reassuring, relaxing and natural, Classic Blue is about as versatile a cool tone as you’re going to find. Check out some of our previous notes on how to apply Classic Blue in your designs.

Brilliant White (PANTONE 11-4001 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Brilliant White

The hint of blue undertone to Brilliant White makes it an amazing complementary color to Classic Blue (and most of the colors on this list). Brilliant White is a vibrant standout that feels custom-built for kitchen design in 2020 – fresh, sleek, clean and able to stand on its own in an all-white kitchen. Use with confidence!

Sandstone (PANTONE 16-1328 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sandstone

Sandstone is a smart, sturdy neutral that reminds us of rich tan stone and lightly stained wood. A great option as a “backbone” in your kitchen design color palette, Sandstone can work just about anywhere – cabinetry, flooring, tile, paint or decor.

Samba (PANTONE 19-1662 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Samba

Looking to spice your 2020 kitchen design up a bit? Samba is a great choice, with its “kick” of deep chili pepper red. While certainly not an “all-over” color, Samba provides punch in the right doses and spaces – tile accents, decor, and more.

Saffron (PANTONE 14-1064 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Saffron

Perhaps the sunniest tone of Pantone’s 2020 color offerings, we love Saffron for its cheery disposition. Who wouldn’t love to walk into their kitchen in the morning and be greeted by the warmth of Saffron? From a bold backsplash to smartly-applied paint to dishware and decor, this is a really fun color to play with in your kitchen design!

Sunlight (PANTONE 13-0822 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sunlight

If you like the warmth of Saffron without all the “pizzazz”, Sunlight may be more your style. A cozier blend of “tan neutral” and “yellow” notes, Sunlight is much more easily paired with some of the other offerings on this list. Applicable as a lead tone in a neutral kitchen or an accent in a bolder one, Sunlight is a pleasant surprise.

Mosaic Blue (PANTONE 18-4528 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Mosaic Blue

Mosaic Blue is a bit more specific in its usage as a kitchen design color, but it can pay major dividends in the right hands! This blue-green tone evokes natural themes of the sea and lush forests, and is a stand-apart choice for a beach or nautical-themed kitchen. Do you own a beach home or shore house? Think about Mosaic Blue!

Sleet (PANTONE 16-3916 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sleet

Every great color design concept needs a sturdy base. We love Sleet for its calm, reliable gray – just dark enough to be supportive, just light enough not to dominate the palette. Sleet is one of those perfect colors for tile, island counter space and furniture. If clean, neutral and sophisticated is your goal, look at Sleet for your 2020 kitchen design.

PANTONE Colors To Watch At the 2020 Academy Awards

PANTONE Colors To Watch At the 2020 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are more than a celebration of cinema – they’re an annual symbol of style, trends and luxury. From the Oscar stage to the red carpet, styles and trends for the entire year are often defined on one night in Los Angeles, California.

The 2020 Academy Awards are no different. With a multitude of stars descending on LA for the 2020 Oscars ceremony, the eyes of the world will focus keenly on those in attendance. The 92nd annual Academy Awards (and the red carpet before them) will be draped in beautiful color and elegant style.

But which colors will steal the show at the 2020 Oscars?

There’s “Oscars Gold”, of course. The classic color and silhouette of the statuette itself are legendary. But what’s the best color match for the actual red carpet? What is the color of Joaquin Phoenix’s infamous suit in the film Joker? What’s the exact color match for the yellow in the Toy Story logo? And what colors are destined to shine on the Oscars red carpet in 2020?

Here’s a list of colors you should be looking out for while you watch the 92nd annual Academy Awards!

2020 Academy Awards | PANTONE Colors From the Movies

Joker Suit Red/Orange (Joker’s suit color from the film “Joker”)

Pantone 1665 C // RGB 220 68 5

PANTONE 2020 color Joker Suit Joaquin Phoenix orange red

Ford Blue (from the official film poster for “Ford vs Ferrari”)

Pantone 7458 U // RGB 103 165 191

PANTONE 2020 color Ford vs Ferrari Ford blue

Ferrari Red (from the official film poster for “Ford vs Ferrari”)

Pantone 7597 XGC // RGB 213 70 50

PANTONE 2020 color Ford vs Ferrari Ferrari red

Toy Story Yellow (from the official logo and poster for “Toy Story 4”)

Pantone 116 C // RGB 255 205 0

PANTONE 2020 color Toy Story yellow Toy Story logo Toy Story 4

1917 Uniform (best color match to uniforms worn in the film “1917”)

Pantone 19-0312 TPG “Beetle” // RGB 95 99 89

PANTONE 2020 color 1917 film 1917 military uniform color

2020 Academy Awards | PANTONE Colors From the Ceremony

Oscar Gold (the unofficial PANTONE color of the Oscar statuette)

Pantone P 17-7 C // RGB 235 168 71

PANTONE 2020 Academy Awards color Oscar gold

Red Carpet Red (best PANTONE match for the red carpet color)

Pantone 3517 U // RGB 188 62 68

PANTONE 2020 Academy Awards color red carpet red

2020 Academy Awards | PANTONE Colors Trending on the Red Carpet

Classic Blue (the 2020 PANTONE Color of the Year)

Pantone 19-4052 TCX // RGB 15 76 129

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic Blue

Flame Scarlet

Pantone 18-1662 TCX // RGB 205 33 42

PANTONE 2020 red carpet color Flame Scarlet

Chive

Pantone 19-0323 TCX // RGB 74 83 53

PANTONE 2020 red carpet color Chive

Brilliant White

Pantone 11-4001 TCX // RGB 237 241 254

PANTONE 2020 Academy Awards color white color Brilliant White

EXCLUSIVE KBIS 2020 Design Floor Videos From Peter Salerno Inc.

EXCLUSIVE KBIS 2020 Design Floor Videos From Peter Salerno Inc.

There’s nothing better than seeing the world’s greatest kitchen and bath design conference from a world-class designer’s point of view. When Peter Salerno, CMKBD (of Peter Salerno Inc.) gave us the opportunity to see videos from the exhibitor’s floor of KBIS 2020, it was an opportunity we couldn’t refuse.

The videos, courtesy of the official Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account, showcase what an award-winning designer loved about his VIP visit to KBIS 2020. As the moderator of his own KBISNeXT 2020 expert panel, Peter Salerno is one of the most renowned and trusted names in custom kitchen and bath design. Winner of the most North American kitchen & bath design awards since 2000, Peter Salerno Inc. is synonymous with luxury, personalized design and forward-thinking innovation.

If we’re talking innovation and luxury… did you know SMEG USA and Dolce + Gabbana teamed up to make a line of kitchen appliances?

Another winner from the exhibitor’s floor of KBIS 2020 was this outstanding open hearth oven from Monogram Appliances. It was no surprise that the pizza oven features were a “WOW” factor to Peter Salerno and his team, who were so enamored with its form and function they had to share this video:

This video took our breath away… has cleaning vegetables in your kitchen ever been this simple?

Peter came back from KBIS 2020 raving about these glass vessel sinks from Maestro Bath, and how they were going to “be so huge” in 2020.

Of course, one of the main reasons Peter Salerno attended KBIS 2020 was to moderate a panel on How to Win a Design Competition. If you’d like to watch the entirety of that presentation, you can do so here!

Of course… Peter couldn’t resist having a little fun before leaving the exhibitor’s floor!

And we haven’t even shown you all of Peter Salerno’s personal videos and photos from KBIS 2020! If you’d like an even greater “inside peek” visit his official Instagram account!

UPDATES: Essentials For Your Super Bowl Man Cave

Five Must-Have Items for Your Ultimate Super Bowl Man Cave

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you can’t wait to throw a big party in your custom-designed, world-class man cave.

Wait – what’s that? You don’t have the world’s best man cave? No problem. You don’t need a walk-in humidor, a hand-crafted wine cellar or custom-built leather recliners to have a great “man cave” for your Super Bowl viewing party.

What you do need are a few helpful tips from Peter Salerno, the creator of “Man Cave Classics”one of the world’s foremost interior designers and recipient of more kitchen and bath design awards than any other firm in the 21st century.

With these five helpful tips, you can transform your den or media room into a man cave so amazing, your friends will drool with envy. (Then, your only problem will be getting them to leave after the game’s over!)

5 Tips to Create an Awesome Man Cave

1. Make your bar unique, eye-popping and memorable.

This tip is a Peter Salerno specialty. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this 1959 Corvette that Peter transformed into the most amazing bar in the world:

All it takes is a little creativity and a personal touch. Take something you’re passionate about and use it as the basis for your very own custom-built bar. (And if you need some assistance, Peter Salerno and his team will be glad to help you design the bar of your dreams!)

2. Make sure you have plenty of comfortable seating.

Your man cave should be a place to hang out, crash and relax. Make sure there’s plenty of space and seating for you and your buddies to lounge around without feeling cramped or uncomfortable.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on recliners and sectional sofas – just make sure that there’s at least one more seat than the amount of guests you expect (just in case someone brings a friend). Oh, and as far as your own seat? Make sure you designate a chair of your own – every master of a man cave should have his favorite place to sit!

3. Make the decor personal to you.

When you think of a prototypical man cave, a few things instantly come to mind: animal heads mounted on the wall, tacky bearskin rugs, and so on. Don’t go the conventional, “over done” route – make your man cave your very own!

A great idea is to personalize the decor in your man cave with items, art and designs that showcase who you are and what your life is all about. For example, Peter Salerno designed one of his man caves with a professional graffiti artist, who “tagged” the walls with an awesome city skyline as well as the initials and names of his family, friends and loved ones.

Tag your man cave with personalized graffiti! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Tag your man cave with personalized graffiti! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

4. Offer more entertainment options than just TV.

At some point, guests to your man cave will want to do something other than sit around and watch TV. At this point, you need other forms of entertainment to keep them occupied. Peter Salerno and his team suggest a form of physical activity: pool table, air hockey, old-school pinball machine, etc.

Add another attraction to your man cave to keep guests entertained (like a pool table). (Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)
Add another attraction to your man cave to keep guests entertained (like a pool table). (Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)

Keeping your guests spread out around your man cave also ensures that everyone mingles, no one feels cramped, and there’s plenty of room for everyone to feel comfortable, relaxed and never bored.

5. Add the element of surprise.

What if a bookcase in your man cave hides a hidden door to your garage, a cigar room/humidor or the rest of your house? How about having your TV hidden behind a large mirror? Or perhaps you could have secret shelving units for your liquor, games, or other man cave “treasures”?

These are just a few ideas to take your man cave to the next level. The element of surprise will not only entertain your guests, but take the “Wow” factor of your man cave through the roof. Imagine giving your friends the man cave experience of their lives, and then springing one last secret on them – how great is that?

Surprise your guests - what if that tool chest became a wine fridge? (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Surprise your guests – what if that tool chest became a wine fridge? (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

These are just a few ideas to make your Super Bowl man cave “super” indeed. If you want even more great ideas regarding custom man cave, wine cellar, cigar room or game room construction and design, then you’re definitely going to want to contact Peter Salerno and create your very own Man Cave Classic!