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.

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)

 

Super Bowl 53 | Rams vs. Patriots Official Pantone Team Colors

Super Bowl 53 | Rams vs. Patriots Official Pantone Team Colors

Don’t be that one fan at your Super Bowl party with knock-off looking gear. You don’t HAVE to spend tons of money on official team gear, team decor and team accessories to look like a true fan of the New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams. What you DO need is a guide to the official Pantone team colors of each Super Bowl 53 team.

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 – which couldn’t be more applicable to Super Bowl 53 season!

Super Bowl 53 features the AFC Champion New England Patriots and the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. For the Patriots, it’s another shot at glory in what has become perhaps the most dominant stretch by a single NFL franchise in league history. For the Rams, it’s an unexpectedly-quick rise to prominence for a team that just changed hometowns and was perhaps expected to be a year away from greatness.

Whether you’re a fan of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots, or Sean McVay, Jared Goff and the Rams, you need to be looking your best on Super Bowl Sunday. And that means knowing exactly what colors (based on Pantone color matching and HTML codes) represent your favorite team in Super Bowl 53.

Here are the official team colors – AND “retro” throwback colors – for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, just in time for Super Bowl 53!

Los Angeles Rams: Official 2019 Team Colors

Los Angeles Rams Official 2019 Super Bowl 53 Pantone RGB colors.
Los Angeles Rams Official 2019 Super Bowl 53 Pantone RGB colors.
  • Millennium Blue: Pantone PMS 282 C / RGB: (0,34,68)
  • New Century Gold: Pantone PMS 873 C / RGB: (134,109,75)
  • White: RGB: (255,255,255)

New England Patriots: Official 2019 Team Colors

New England Patriots Official 2019 Super Bowl 53 Pantone RGB Colors.
New England Patriots Official 2019 Super Bowl 53 Pantone RGB Colors.
  • Nautical Blue: Pantone PMS 289 C / RGB:(0,34,68)
  • Red: Pantone 186 / RGB: (200,16,46)
  • New Century Silver: Pantone PMS 8180 C / RGB:(176,183,188)

Los Angeles Rams: Official “Retro Throwback” Colors

Los Angeles Rams Official Retro Super Bowl 53 Pantone RGB colors.
Los Angeles Rams Official Retro Super Bowl 53 Pantone RGB colors.
  • Royal Blue: Pantone PMS 288 / RGB: (0,45,114)
  • Gold: Pantone PMS 116 / RGB: (0,45,114

New England Patriots: Official 1993-1999 Throwback Colors

New England Patriots Official 1993-1999 Pantone RGB Colors.
New England Patriots Official 1993-1999 Pantone RGB Colors.
  • Blue: Pantone 280 / RGB:(1,33,105)
  • Red: Pantone 186 / RGB: (200,16,46)
  • Silver: Pantone 877 / RGB: (200,16,46)

7 Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palettes to Inspire You

7 Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palettes to Inspire You

We’ve shown you the 16 shades in Pantone’s Spring 2019 Fashion Color Trend Report – now let’s start putting them to use!

Our task is slightly different from other design and style publications; we’re looking at the Spring 2019 Pantone colors in terms of home design. After all, color design isn’t limited to what you wear and the decor around you. It’s in the walls of your home, the flooring and tile, the large furniture pieces, and the largest elements in your kitchen and bath design.

If you aren’t thinking about color from the very beginning of your design concept, you should be.

VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE PANTONE SPRING 2019 PALETTE AT THE END OF THIS ARTICLE!

In order to jump start you with some design inspiration, we’ve created seven color palettes based on the Pantone Spring 2019 color report. Some are audacious, bold and daring; others are more traditional, rooted in neutrals and earth tones. Whether once or multiple times, we’ve utilized all 16 colors in the Spring 2019 collection in these palettes.

Do you prefer a “pop” of Spring 2019 color to lead your design, like Living Coral, Mango Mojito or Princess Blue? Or will you opt for a neutral as your leading lady, like Sweet Corn or Toffee?

Enjoy these 7 color palettes from the Pantone Spring 2019 color collection – then scroll to the bottom and vote on your favorite!

7 Color Palettes Based on the Pantone Spring 2019 Color Collection

The Living Coral Palette: Warm and Rooted in Classic Colors

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Living Coral
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Living Coral

The Soybean Palette: An Earth-Tone Selection with a Floral Undertone

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Soybean
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Soybean

The Mango Mojito Palette: Spicy, Sharp and Eye-Catching

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Mango Mojito
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Mango Mojito

The Sweet Corn Palette: Classic Neutrals and Natural Earth Tones

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Sweet Corn
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Sweet Corn

The Princess Blue Palette: Audacious, Unshrinking and Crisp

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Princess Blue
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Princess Blue

The Sweet Lilac Palette: Calm and Inviting with a Splash of Blue

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Sweet Lilac
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Sweet Lilac

The Toffee Palette: Neutrals Complemented by Extroverted Reds

Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Toffee
Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette: Toffee

Vote here on your favorite Pantone Spring 2019 color palette!

Bold Optimism | The Complete Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette

Bold Optimism | The Complete Pantone Spring 2019 Color Palette

Bold Optimism: The full Pantone Spring 2019 color palette and our reactions.
Bold Optimism: The full Pantone Spring 2019 color palette and our reactions.

It feels like kismet. 

For years, we’ve been devoted followers of Pantone, the world’s foremost color matching system. Pantone’s staff diligently forecasts color trends, palettes and seasonal color projections for the design industry – from industrial design to textiles, from the runway to home design, Pantone helps guide the ship of international design from season to season.

When we first saw the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for Spring 2019, two things made us feel like the universe was speaking to us:

  1. It’s our favorite color palette of the last five years; and
  2. The Report was written by Laurie Pressman… who is a recent client of Peter Salerno Inc., our parent company (and the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm since 2000).

We can’t stress enough – we had no idea of the connection until a recent meeting with Peter Salerno and his staff. Needless to say, we’re more compelled than ever to gush over the Pantone Spring 2019 color palette and Fashion Color Trend Report.

Led by the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, this collection is all about a sunny disposition. (Living Coral itself has been described as “a big hug”.) But the optimism and inviting nature conveyed by the Pantone Spring 2019 color palette doesn’t stop at Living Coral. This season’s collection is at once a love letter to the recent past and a bright statement on the future; a melange of trends past and present that leaves us feeling very good about the 2019 year in design.

An avid Pantone follower’s first glimpse at the Spring 2019 collection brings one comment: “Wow, this is a warmer collection than typical springs!” (And we love it.) While past Spring color palettes have kept warm colors somewhat muted – focusing on pastels and blushing shades – the Pantone Spring 2019 report projects some hot, hot shades. There’s nothing shrinking about colors like Turmeric, Fiesta and Aspen Gold. Pink Peacock, in particular, is turning heads on the runway, in textiles, and in industrial design.

The nod towards 2017 Color of the Year Greenery and other earth tones is quite evident – see the green tones Pepper Stem and Terrarium Moss. Staying with the theme of earth tones, perhaps the least “eye-catching” of the collection may prove the most versatile and useful in home design in 2019. Brown Granite is a dusky, dark neutral that we instantly fell in love with, with its notes of coffee and dark-grain wood.

Joining Brown Granite in the 4-tone Spring 2019 Neutrals portion of the color palette are 2 inviting off-whites, Soybean and Sweet Corn, and a rather enticing dark blue named Eclipse.

Here’s a look at the entire Pantone Spring 2019 color collection, from the Fashion Color Trend Report by Laurie Pressman.

Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report: The Bold, Optimistic Spring 2019 Color Palette

Living Coral – Pantone 16-1546, Pantone 2019 Color of the Year

Living Coral, Pantone 16-1546, Pantone Color of the Year

Turmeric – Pantone 15-1264

Turmeric, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Pepper Stem – Pantone 17-0542

Pepper Stem, Pantone 17-0542

Princess Blue – Pantone 19-4150

Princess Blue, Pantone 19-4150

Aspen Gold – Pantone 13-0850

Aspen Gold, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Mango Mojito – Pantone 15-0960

Mango Mojito, Pantone 15-0960

Fiesta – Pantone 17-1564

Fiesta, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Sweet Lilac – Pantone 14-2808

Sweet Lilac, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Pink Peacock – Pantone 18-2045

Pink Peacock, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Jester Red – Pantone 19-1862

Jester Red, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Toffee – Pantone 18-1031

Toffee, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Brown Granite – Pantone 19-0805

Brown Granite, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Terrarium Moss – Pantone 18-0416

Terrarium Moss, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Eclipse – Pantone 19-3810

Eclipse, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Soybean – Pantone 13-0919

Soybean, Pantone 03-0919

Sweet Corn – Pantone 11-0106

Sweet Corn, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Which color(s) from the Pantone Spring 2019 Fashion Color Trend Report palette is your favorite? Which will provide the greatest impact on kitchen design, bath design and whole home design in 2019?

Sound off in the comments below; we’d love to hear from you!

Pantone Promises a Bright, Colorful 2019: A Sneak Peek at Spring Colors

Pantone Promises a Bright, Colorful 2019: A Sneak Peek at Spring Colors

My goodness, do we love the Pantone Spring 2019 color collection. Bright, colorful and cheerful, Pantone’s selections for spring (and summer) 2019 signal warmth, optimism, and the invitation to be good to others.

Pantone Spring 2019 colors are bright and beautiful.
Pantone Spring 2019 colors are bright and beautiful.

Led by the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, this collection is all about a sunny disposition. (Living Coral itself has been described as “a big hug”.) The entire Pantone Spring 2019 collection consists of 12 core colors and a neutral palette, but we’ve narrowed our ‘sneak peek’ down to our 5 favorites.

We attempted to provide a cross-section of warm, cool and neutral tones that all bring something unique to the table – especially in terms of their utility in kitchen design and bath design. Enjoy!

Our Favorite Pantone Spring 2019 Colors: A Sneak Peek

1. Living Coral (Pantone 2019 Color of the Year)
We’ve already covered Living Coral, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year. This reddish-orange tone reminds us (of course) of ocean coral, but also of the brightest peach in a farmer’s market. Rich, crisp and forward, Living Coral is an energetic boost to the 2019 color palette.

Living Coral, Pantone 16-1546, Pantone Color of the Year

2. Mango Mojito (Pantone 15-0960)

Mango Mojito is the perfect marriage of spicy orange and bright yellow. The result is a color that’s not “too hot” for kitchen design. Used sparingly, Mango Mojito instantly livens up any room’s decor, accessories and wall color schemes.

Mango Mojito, Pantone 15-0960

3. Princess Blue (Pantone 19-4150)

Princess Blue is strong. And that’s a wonderful thing. Perfect as a ‘leading’ shade in vivid color schemes, nautical themes, and paired with cool neutrals, Princess Blue is a bold, beautiful winner.

Princess Blue, Pantone 19-4150

4. Pepper Stem (Pantone 17-0542)

An energetic green, Pepper Stem follows in the footsteps of Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year. We love the leafy, natural feel of Pepper Stem. It’s a “garden” green; use it in areas where you plan to incorporate floral arrangements, succulents, hanging plants or neutral browns.

Pepper Stem, Pantone 17-0542

5. Soybean (Pantone 13-0919)

Our Pantone Spring 2019 Neutrals selection, Soybean, is the warmest neutral you’re going to find. We’re instantly attracted to Soybean’s rich, creamy tone, and how complimentary it can be in almost any color scheme imaginable for your kitchen design or bath design. Use Soybean to ‘warm up’ cooler blues and greens, or as a neutral that’s bold enough to match hot colors.

Soybean, Pantone 03-0919

Which of these five Pantone Spring 2019 colors is YOUR favorite? Let us know in the comments below – let’s start a conversation!