All Green Everything | A Pantone-Inspired Guide to Green Tones in 2019 Design

All Green Everything | A Pantone-Inspired Guide to Green Tones in 2019 Design

Green is not going anywhere.

Green design is less of a ‘trend’ and more of a movement. The cultural shift towards ‘green design’ began with environmentally conscious ideals and eco-friendly materials, in an effort to create more sustainable living spaces without sacrificing quality.

But as with any shift in design focus, the movement towards ‘green design’ spread past its original boundaries. Over the last 24 months, the phrase ‘going green’ not only applies to sustainable home design – it applies to home design color palettes as well.

Two full years after Greenery was named Pantone 2017 Color of the Year, green tones still permeate the color design landscape (and seasonal Pantone color palettes). Evoking natural imagery, pairing beautifully with indoor plants, and providing a generally strong complement to neutral, brown and white tones, green has gone from a home design afterthought to a first choice for many kitchen and bath designers.

The variety of green tones selected by Pantone over the last 2 years is rich. Deep greens like Terrarium Moss and Kale are adjacent to brown neutrals. Blue-green shades like Arcadia and Quetzal Green are almost oceanic, with an emerald-sapphire jewel tone. Pepper Stem and Greenery are classic shades of green that provide balance to fresh design palettes. (And if you’re living on the wild side, there’s always a tone like Lime Punch for you!)

Which green shades are right for your kitchen design or bath design? Which fit well into the overall color palettes presented by Pantone over the last five seasonal design collections?

Here are the green tones presented in Pantone’s seasonal color collections from Spring 2017 through Spring 2019.

Green Tones in Pantone Seasonal Color Collections: Spring 2017 – Spring 2019

Terrarium Moss (Pantone Spring 2019 Color Collection)

Terrarium Moss, Pantone Spring 2019 color palette

Pepper Stem (Pantone Spring 2019 Color Collection)

Pepper Stem, Pantone 17-0542

Quetzal Green (Pantone Fall 2018 Color Collection)

Quetzal Green Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

Lime Punch (Pantone Spring 2018 Color Collection)

Pantone Spring 2018 color Lime Punch

Arcadia (Pantone Spring 2018 Color Collection)

Pantone Spring 2018 color Arcadia

Kale (Pantone Spring 2017 Color Collection)

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.

Greenery (Pantone 2017 Color of the Year; Spring 2017 Color Collection)

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.
Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.

Which of these seven shades of Pantone green is your favorite? Which one are you most likely to incorporate into a kitchen design or bath design? Leave your thoughts in the comments section!

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year | Living Coral Makes a Splash

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year | Living Coral Makes a Splash

The Pantone 2019 Color of the Year is here, and Living Coral wastes no time making an impression.

Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546) is warm, vibrant, and alive. 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 – and we love that.

The trend back towards inviting, bright colors in the Pantone Color of the Year gallery began in 2017, with Greenery making a nod towards natural beauty and brightness. 2018’s Ultra Violet sparkled with electricity and life. The nod towards Living Coral in 2019 suggests a marriage of the last two years’ schools of thought; a color that is at once of the natural world but surges with bright, unapologetic energy.

Meet Living Coral, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year.
Meet Living Coral, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year.

From the Pantone website’s release on Living Coral’s selection as 2019 Color of the Year:

In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression.

Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.

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.

The response to Living Coral has been immediate and positive. Elle Decor describes Living Coral as “a warm, peachy orange with a life-affirming golden undertone; [t]he color evokes vitality and buoyancy…”. In an interview with the Associated Press, Pantone VP Laurie Pressman describes Living Coral as “a big hug”. And who doesn’t love a big hug?

Our response? Appreciative, optimistic, but also intrigued. Living Coral is not a color for the shrinking, demure or traditional. In terms of home design and 2019 home design trends and ideas, how will Living Coral blend with the push for neutral and white-based kitchens and baths? Will designers blend Living Coral with white and off-white neutrals? Will we see a maximalist color trend towards Living Color blending with teals, rich blues and other ocean-inspired tones?

Living Color: Pantone 2019 Color of the Year Specs, Codes and Information

Living Coral’s Pantone designation is Pantone 16-1546. Its Hex/HTML reference # is FF6F61, and it can be found using RGB code 255 11 97.

Information and codes for Living Coral, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year.
Information and codes for Living Coral, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year.

What’s your reaction to Living Coral, the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year? How will you interact with it? How will it play into your 2019 design plans, strategies and creative muses? Let us know and leave a comment below!

Meet Ultra Violet: Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

Meet Ultra Violet: Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

If you had any questions as to whether or not 2018 was going to be a bold, vibrant year in design – well, Pantone just answered them.

Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838) is the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year. A confident, striking, and complex purple, Ultra Violet is touted by the color experts at Pantone as “dramatically provocative and thoughtful”.

Ultra Violet (18-3838) is the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year.
Ultra Violet (18-3838) is the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year.

In their introduction of Ultra Violet as 2018 Color of the Year, Pantone refers to “enigmatic purples” as evocative of artistic and social brilliance, before invoking the names of such luminaries as Prince and Jimi Hendrix.

Although both colors are generally bright and cheerful, Ultra Violet is a departure from Greenery, the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year. While Greenery was rooted in nature, earthy tones and complementary neutrals, Ultra Violet is a bit more – well, intergalactic. Even Pantone admits there is a “mystical or spiritual quality” to their 2018 Color of the Year.

Now that we have our Color of the Year, the question for home, interior, kitchen and bath designers is simple. Where do we go from here?

Ultra Violet is a bold choice by Pantone, and admittedly seems far better suited to fashion design that interior or industrial design – at least on first glance. Decor designers have already utilized Ultra Violet on accessories and furniture, ranging from lounges to lamps, carpets to chairs.

What brilliant, bold designs ideas will Ultra Violet inspire you to explore in 2018?
What brilliant, bold designs ideas will Ultra Violet inspire you to explore in 2018?

But will we see home designers bold enough to utilize Ultra Violet as a primary or statement shade for full room design? Is 2018 the year where purple dominates accent walls, wainscoting, and total area paint rather than throws, accessories and pillows?

Early returns are in, and reviews are generally positive for Pantone’s choice of Ultra Violet as 2018 Color of the Year. The Guardian appears captivated by Ultra Violet, providing a vivid display of photos utilizing the shade of purple. Meanwhile, the New York Times is a bit more cautious in its appraisal, calling the color more “wishful thinking” than a reflection of what’s actually happening in society.

But that’s part of the charm of Ultra Violet – sometimes, the color we put into our world is simply a reflection of what we want it to be. And by injecting a mystical, vivid, daydreamer’s shade of purple into 2018, perhaps Pantone is giving us all a way to design our lives into a positive state.

What’s YOUR take on Ultra Violet, Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year? Your opinion matters to us. Leave a comment, and don’t forget to subscribe to Design Your Lifestyle!

Happy New Year From Design Your Lifestyle!

Happy New Year From Design Your Lifestyle!

2017 has come and gone, and what a fabulous year it was for custom home design! From dazzling kitchen designs and bath designs, to color trends from Pantone, to design trends that featured neutrals, metallics and more, 2017 was certainly an eye-catching year for design lovers everywhere.

On behalf of everyone at Design Your Lifestyle – and our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc. – we wish you a safe, blessed and Happy New Year! We certainly predict that 2018 will be every bit as fulfilling and stylish of a design year as 2017 was.

Let’s take a brief look back at this intriguing year in design, and highlight some of 2017’s most popular and interesting trends, designs and style choices.

2017: A Year in Home Design

Pantone Names “Greenery” its 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343).
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343).

Neutral Tones Come to the Forefront of Home Design

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy.

Metallics and Matte Appliances Provide Sleek Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design featured by NorthJersey.com. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design featured by NorthJersey.com. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Designer Showhouses: The New Trend in Home Design Displays

The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey in Saddle River, NJ.
The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey in Saddle River, NJ.

2017 KBIS: The Finest Industry Showcase of the Year

The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017's Tiny House Design Challenge.
The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017’s Tiny House Design Challenge.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.

Happy Easter 2017! Renew Your Faith (In Home Design)

Happy Easter 2017! Renew Your Faith (In Home Design)

First of all, our title is completely tongue-in-cheek. We genuinely hope you and your loved ones have a blessed Easter (or had a warm, happy Passover), and that your faith is refreshed and renewed heading into the rest of 2017!

Easter and Passover are holidays with positive, inspirational symbolism. They are times for renewal, restoration, invigoration and a fresh, optimistic outlook on the future. We here at Design Your Lifestyle LOVE when a holiday perfectly synchronizes with a season’s design mindset – and Spring 2017 and Easter vibe perfectly this year.

A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
Easter and Spring 2017 freshness are all the rage in current home and kitchen design trends.

Our faith in fresh design was restored a few months ago when Pantone named Greenery its 2017 Color of the Year. Since then, bursts of fresh, natural color have found their way back into home design. Greens, blues, pinks and yellows have joined whites, taupes and neutrals on the design palette for Spring 2017, bringing a little “outdoors to the indoors” and providing a breath of fresh air to home design, runways and industrial design.

If you’re a fan of bright, airy color, you don’t have to dread hitting the “refresh” button on your kitchen design or bath design this year. The old notion that a dark kitchen has to be filled with dark appliances, black counters and cold metallic finishes is a thing of the past!

We love the trend of greens (Greenery, Kale) and light blues (Niagara, Island Paradise) in home design this Spring.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Niagara is a lush shade of denim blue.Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Island Paradise is a cool, refreshing aqua.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The infusion of natural colors into Spring design reflects perfectly on the return to optimism, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow that holidays like Passover and Easter celebrate. Whether you’re hunting for Easter Eggs, adorning your home with Easter lilies, or explaining the lineage and meaning of the Seder plate, our work family wishes your family the most blessed and loving of Spring holiday seasons.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Our Favorite Epicurious Creation

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Our Favorite Epicurious Creation

It’s bound (well, snowbound) to be a white St. Patrick’s Day for a lot of us, but it seems the worst weather has passed. So it’s time to put on your green and celebrate St. Patty’s with vigor and spirit!

Hopefully, you’ve already been inspired to “green” your home design. This isn’t just a St. Patrick’s Day trend, but a real design movement based around green spaces and the selection of Greenery as the official Pantone Color of the Year for 2017. Now that your space is properly decked out for the holiday, it’s time to get your St. Patrick’s menu in order!

Put that green kitchen to use with this St. Patrick's Day Epicurious recipe! (Photo: Peter Salerno Inc.)
Put that green kitchen to use with this St. Patrick’s Day Epicurious recipe! (Photo: Peter Salerno Inc.)

As followers of Design Your Lifestyle know, we believe there’s no better place to turn for a great new recipe than Epicurious – in our opinion, the finest food and recipe destination on the Web. As usual, Epicurious has put together a wonderful menu for your 2017 St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

From a simple slow-cooker pot roast to corned beef and cabbage, Epicurious has a delightful menu prepared for your St. Patrick’s Day guests. But believe it or not, our favorite Epicurious recipe for this St. Patrick’s Day isn’t even a main course. It’s a soup!

And why wouldn’t we pick soup? After all, with much of the Northeast (and East Coast in general) stuck in an unseasonable deep freeze, there’s nothing better than a rich, hot soup recipe to warm you up and get you feeling the Luck of the Irish.

So here’s a wonderful, hearty recipe for Green Pea, Asparagus, and Parsley soup from our friends at Epicurious (and specifically, contributor Rachel Beller) that’s sure to liven up (and warm up) your St. Patrick’s Day meal this year.

Epicurious St. Patrick’s Day Recipe: Green Pea, Asparagus, and Parsley Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped leeks
  • 8 cups frozen green peas
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 bunches of asparagus (30 to 40 stalks), tough ends removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Himalayan or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme (optional)

For the rest of this awesome Epicurious recipe, click on over to the full recipe page on their site.

Green Home Design Ideas Just In Time For St. Patrick’s Day!

‘Go Green’ With These St. Patrick’s Inspired Design Ideas!

When Pantone (the world’s leading authority on color) announced Greenery as its 2017 Color of the Year, it was a signal of fresh, optimistic, natural design trends.

The Spring 2017 Pantone color palette supported that notion, with fresh floral colors, natural tones and inviting blues warming things up for the design year ahead. And with two of the “Spring 10” colors being shades of green, Spring 2017 is truly time to “turn over a new leaf” in your home design!

There’s no better excuse to add a splash of green to your home design than St. Patrick’s Day! From fresh-cut greens and floral arrangements to shades of green paint and decor, adding some green to your home design this March is both trendy and fun.

With Pantone’s color recommendations for 2017 and St. Patrick’s Day in mind, here are 5 great shades of green from the Pantone color system, and ideas for how to utilize them in your home design.

5 Great Pantone Greens (And Ideas) For St. Patrick’s Day Design

1. Greenery.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.
Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.

Why wouldn’t we start right off with the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year? We like to refer to Greenery as a “Kermit” shade of green – fresh, sunny, optimistic and easy to work with. Evocative of a sunlit blade of grass, Greenery is a great option for a room in your home full of ambient light, windows, and neutral/white design elements.

2. Kale.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.
Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.

Kale isn’t just trendy in the world of food – home, fashion and exterior designers all love the Pantone shade of Kale (18-0107 TCX) for its dark, leafy tone. Less grassy and more “ivy”, “fern” or “moss”, Kale is a great accent color for home decor, furniture pieces, and accessories like throws, pillows and potted plants. Try pairing Kale with a great Spring 2017 neutral like Hazelnut.

3. Kelly Green.

Kelly Green might be the most quintessentially "Irish" shade of green.
Kelly Green might be the most quintessentially “Irish” shade of green.

Perhaps the “most Irish” shade of green in the Pantone color system, Kelly Green is bright, friendly and adjacent to jewel tones like Emerald (see below). While Kelly Green isn’t quite the right shade of green to lead your new home design overhaul, it does make for a playful accent color. And if you’re decorating and designing specifically for St. Patrick’s Day 2017, Kelly Green is the go-to color for your St. Patrick’s Day party, gathering, or get-together!

4. Silver Green.

Thie foggy Pantone shade Silver Green could serve as an off-gray neutral.
Thie foggy Pantone shade Silver Green could serve as an off-gray neutral.

A bit off the normal path of St. Patrick’s Day greens is a potential hidden design gem in Silver Green (12-6204 TCX). At first glance, this foggy shade looks to be a light gray neutral. The green undertone in Silver Green makes it a wonderfully unique option for a neutral tone in home color design. This intriguing Pantone color adds that “natural air” to neutral that designers are seeking in 2017.

5. Emerald.

Emerald is a Pantone jewel tone green great for St. Patrick's Day 2017 design.
Emerald is a Pantone jewel tone green great for St. Patrick’s Day 2017 design.

When in doubt, Emerald is one of the most popular Pantone green colors in recent memory. Jewel tones are always eye-catching, and Emerald was stunning enough to be named Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year. While Emerald is a bit more versatile in fashion design than home design, the proper use of this lush jewel tone in decor, artisanal pieces and occasional accent pieces can create a big style winner.