Peter Salerno Named Top Kitchen and Bath Industry Innovator

Kitchen & Bath Design News Names 2017 Top 50 Innovators

It is with great pride that we announce the owner of our parent company, Peter Salerno, as one of the Top 50 Innovators in the kitchen and bath design industry for 2017!

The Top 50 Innovators list, created by Kitchen & Bath Design News, celebrates ingenuity and expertise in the fields of custom kitchen and bath design. This is the inaugural version of the KBDN “The Innovators” list, and it features a veritable “Who’s Who” in the kitchen and bath design industry.

KBDN presents its inaugural list of "The Innovators" in its October 2017 issue.
KBDN presents its inaugural list of “The Innovators” in its October 2017 issue.

Peter Salerno owns Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. This list of awards includes the KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award, bestowed upon Peter and his firm 2 years ago at the NKBA’s prestigious convention.

“The Innovators” is a list dedicated to dealers, industry leaders and designers in the field of kitchen and bath design. As Kitchen & Bath Design News states rather perfectly in their article:

…[I]n the celebration of design, the very professionals who create those projects and elevate the industry are sometimes overlooked. Yet great design doesn’t exist in a vacuum; the kitchen and bath industry continues to prosper largely due to the efforts of innovators who aren’t afraid to lead the way and chart their own course, whether through design, education, technology, showroom development, community service, new business models or specialty areas that evolve alongside today’s ever-changing consumers.

“I get excited when I see a client who truly wants to do something different and artistic,” Peter Salerno told KBDN in his Innovators interview.

KBDN presents its inaugural list of "The Innovators" in its October 2017 issue.
KBDN presents its inaugural list of “The Innovators” in its October 2017 issue.

Peter Salerno isn’t alone in this honor, obviously. “The Innovators” inaugural list of 50 is full of industry luminaries – from Rhonda Knoche to Maria Stapperfenne, Bill Feinberg to Alan Zielinski, the amount of talent and forward-thinking leadership featured by KBDN is staggering.

Please pick up a copy of Kitchen & Bath Design News’ October 2017 issue, featuring the first-ever feature article dedicated to “The Innovators” of the kitchen and bath design industry!

The Perfect Pink Colors for Your 2017 Baby Girl’s Nursery

The Perfect Pink Colors for Your 2017 Baby Girl’s Nursery

Welcome to the world (and our family), Olivia Katherine!

Olivia is the beautiful first child to Peter Salerno Inc. design team member Nadya and her husband Yury. At just over one month old, this precious baby girl is already showing a ton of personality – and a real talent of posing for the camera. See for yourself!

Welcome baby girl Olivia Katherine to our design family!
Welcome baby girl Olivia Katherine to our design family!

Of course, the birth of any child is reason enough to celebrate. But here at Design Your Lifestyle, we’re taking the opportunity to tie in Fall 2017 design to this magical moment. After all, there are some perfect colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 color collection for a baby girl’s nursery!

Of course, the rulebook is out the window when it comes to gender and color design. But if you’re expecting a baby girl and want to take the traditional approach, then soft pink hues are the way to go! And luckily for us, Pantone’s two Fall 2017 color palettes (New York and London) each have a practically perfect pink for your nursery design.

We’ve highlighted each shade of pink in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection below, as well as one warm, cozy neutral to help you balance your design.

Again, congratulations to Nadya and Yury on the birth of beautiful Olivia Katherine – and we hope that you and your own little girl fall in love with these chic and cozy design colors for a girl’s nursery in 2017!

2017’s Perfect Pantone Pinks for a Baby Girl’s Nursery

Primrose Pink
Primrose Pink is a “barely there” shade of pink that may appear off-white from a distance. Upon closer inspection, viewers and designers will find a delicate, faint hue that is inviting without ever being overwhelming. Primrose Pink is a beautiful touch to accents, full wall paint, and furniture.

Primrose Pink (Pantone 12-2904 TCX).

Ballet Slipper
Ballet Slipper is slightly warmer than Primrose Pink, and the name absolutely matches the color. Perfect for full wall paint, an accent wall, or half wall paint (over a chair rail or wainscoting), this blushing pink reminds us of rose quartz.
Ballet Slipper (Pantone 13-2808 TCX):

The Perfectly Paired Neutral: Butterum
Butterum is just warm enough to be the perfect neutral accompaniment to Fall 2017’s delicate Pantone pinks. A bit brighter than other Fall 2017 brown neutrals (like Toast and Otter), Butterum is a great choice for light wood-toned accents, chair rails and wainscoting, and decor accessories.
Pair Butterum (Pantone 16-1341) with any light pink!

The Cooler Colors of Fall 2017, According to Pantone

Pantone Fall 2017 Color Collections Include These Cooler Shades

Beautiful blues and purples. The cooler shades of the color spectrum aren’t necessarily the dominant ones in Pantone’s dual Fall 2017 color collections. (That distinction belongs to the neutral palette.)

But the set of cool colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 New York and London color collections are engaging nonetheless. We’ve discussed the versatility of Navy Peony (which anchors both collections) at length in previous articles, but that’s just the beginning. Two airy shades of blue, a mysterious blue-green and a regal shade of purple make this season’s “cool tones” attention-worthy.

The blues and purples in Pantone’s Fall 2017 color collections lack a bit of cohesion, so don’t expect them all to work in the same design palette. (The reds and pinks are much better for that.) But with a wide variety of cooler tones comes the ability to play and expand your options.

From Shaded Spruce to Blue Bell, Marina to Royal Lilac, these five colors in Pantone Fall 2017 New York and London collections each present their own strengths and opportunities.

How will you choose to design with them? At the bottom of this article, VOTE on your favorite blue/purple shade from the Pantone Fall 2017 color collections!

Pantone Blues and Purples For Fall 2017

1. Navy Peony

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Navy Peony

2. Blue Bell

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Blue Bell

3. Shaded Spruce

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Shaded Spruce

4. Royal Lilac

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Royal Lilac

5. Marina

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Marina

Peter Salerno Inc. Mendham Showroom Announces New Weekday Hours

NJ Custom Design Showroom Announces New Weekday Hours

Starting Monday, September 18, 2017, a world-renowned custom kitchen and bath design company will be more available to the public than ever before!

Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom, Mendham, New Jersey.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to announce expanded hours for its boutique  design showroom in historic Mendham, New Jersey. Beginning September 18th, the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century will now showcase two showrooms open on weekdays.

The Peter Salerno Inc. boutique showroom is located at 5 W. Main Street in Mendham, New Jersey, and will now be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday showroom hours will be by appointment only.

The award-winning flagship Peter Salerno Inc. showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, will maintain its regular hours of operation.

For unprecedented access to the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century, please stop by either of Peter Salerno Inc.’s gorgeous design showrooms, or call (201) 251-6608 to schedule an appointment!

6 Alluring Neutrals That Define 2017 Home Design

The 6 Pantone Neutral Colors That Dominate 2017 Design

Greenery might be the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year, and warm natural tones of pink and blue may stretch across the year in design. But in the story of the design year that is 2017, the main characters are all neutrals, and they’re playing for keeps.

Neutral tones have long been thought of as complementary colors – especially in home design palettes. 2017 has proven that taupes, browns, grays and off-whites can be the stars of your color design.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

This trend doesn’t just apply to solid and conventional colors. Wood, tile, appliance, and muted metallic elements of your home design can also work within the “neutral” palette to great effect. Rather than dominant accent walls with loud colors, 2017 has let the neutral shades do the talking, leaving the brighter tones “pop” in accessories and decor.

With so many neutrals to choose from, which are the right choices for your next home design project? Obviously, we’d suggest turning to a world-renowned custom kitchen design and bath design team for assistance. But if you want a jumping off point, this is the article for you!

Below, you will find a list of the six core neutrals listed by Pantone in their Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 color reports. While great shades like Navy Peony could technically qualify, we’re opting to stay within the traditional definition of neutral colors.

From a myriad of brown and tan shades to one beautifully versatile gray, chances are you’ll find inspiration (and solutions) for your next design project within the six neutral colors on the list. As always, Pantone is an internationally recognized color matching system, so finding these colors virtually anywhere won’t be an issue!

Leave a comment and let us know which neutral tone you love the most!

6 Alluring Neutrals That Define 2017 Home Design (Pantone)

1. Hazelnut (Pantone 14-1315)

2. Butterum (Pantone 16-1341)

3. Neutral Gray (Pantone 17-4402)

4. Otter (Pantone 18-1018)

5. Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145)

6. Toast (Pantone 16-1331)

Pantone Fall 2017 New York Color Series: VOTE on 5 Great Pairings

Pantone Fall 2017 New York Color Series: 5 Great Pairings

In our previous article, we previewed the “New York” set of colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 series.

Themes of individuality, warmth and classic shades permeate the collection. Bold colors like Grenadine and Marina jump out between bright neutrals Butterum and Autumn Maple, while the gorgeous Navy Peony begs to work with intriguing shades like Ballet Slipper and Golden Lime.

For those who missed it, here is the full list of 10 colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 New York series:

  • PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine
  • PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port
  • PANTONE 13-2808 Ballet Slipper
  • PANTONE 16-1341 Butterum
  • PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony
  • PANTONE 17-4402 Neutral Gray
  • PANTONE 19-4524 Shaded Spruce
  • PANTONE 16-0543 Golden Lime
  • PANTONE 17-4041 Marina
  • PANTONE 17-1145 Autumn Maple

It’s a balanced yet unconventional mix of 3 reds, three blues, a green and 3 neutral/gray tones. The balance provided by Neutral Gray and the brown neutrals give design enthusiasts plenty of color combinations to play with, and the rich deeper tones like Tawny Port and Shaded Spruce hearken back to the jewel tones that spiced up Pantone’s Fall 2016 color palette.

But which color combinations did we immediately fall in love with for the fall of 2017? We’ve pored over the possibilities and come up with a list of 5 color tandems that we think will liven up your autumn design.

We played a bit of a game with the color combinations to make it more interesting: we had to use all 10 colors in the Fall 2017 New York palette, and each color could only be used once. So we ended up with 5 unique color combinations that showcased the entire color collection.

Of course, some design choices (especially home design, kitchen and bath design) are much more difficult choices than others – so make sure you consult an award-winning expert before you jump into those decisions!

Here is our list of 5 favorite color combinations from the Pantone Fall 2017 New York Series.

VOTE BELOW on which color combination is your favorite!

Pantone Fall 2017 New York Color Series: 5 Favorite Combinations

1. Butterum and Tawny Port

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Butterum and Tawny Port.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Butterum and Tawny Port.

2. Grenadine and Neutral Gray

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Grenadine and Neutral Gray.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Grenadine and Neutral Gray.

3. Shaded Spruce and Baby Slipper

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Shaded Spruce and Baby Slipper.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Shaded Spruce and Baby Slipper.

4. Golden Lime and Navy Peony

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Golden Lime and Navy Peony.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Golden Lime and Navy Peony.

5. Marina and Autumn Maple

Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos:  Marina and Autumn Maple.
Pantone Fall 2017 New York color combos: Marina and Autumn Maple.

Peter Salerno on CBS Radio’s Small Business Report

Listen to Peter Salerno on CBS Radio’s Small Business Report

Peter Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) recently appeared on CBS Radio as part of WCBS 880’s “Small Business Report with Joe Connelly” as an expert on small business growth.

Among the topics Peter discussed were Exclusive Designs, Premium-Priced Products, and How to Grow with a Large Partner.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

As the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century, Peter Salerno understands how to balance growth with greatness, and sales with client satisfaction.

Peter gave small business owners (especially in the interior and home design sector) great advice regarding several key topics. Here are some highlights:

On premium pricing:

“You have so many people that are middle-of-the-road and a client can’t distinguish one from another,” Peter said to Joe Connelly. “Once you put yourself at another level, they see the difference, they appreciate the difference – and if it is in their budget, that’s the way they want to go.”

On providing exclusive designs through new vendors:

“One way [Peter] finds new vendors is by going to the small trade shows, because the new vendors can’t afford the big shows,” explains Joe Connelly.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
A Peter Salerno Inc. award-winning kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.

Creativity and personalization are key factors in Peter’s design process. He feels the client should play an instrumental role in the creative process by sharing ideas to help realize their own unique design. With a dedication to artistic authenticity, Peter hand draws all renderings based on client need as well as careful period research.

Peter has been recognized with an unprecedented 35 national design awards (through June 2017), making him the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath designer in North America. This figure includes 23 national awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association within the past 10 years.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc. 2014 Best Kitchen NKBA

His designs have been published in numerous magazines including Design New Jersey, 201 Magazine, New Jersey Home and Style, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, Woman’s Day, New York Spaces, Millionaire Magazine, 201 Magazine, K+BB, Profiles, Aspire and Kitchen & Bath Design News as well as other numerous trade publications.

For more information about Peter and his company, visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website.