Check Out ‘WOW’ Designers on Houzz for Design Inspiration
Browsing the Ideabooks on Houzz (the leading social media site for design) is a great way to get ideas for your next home design project. Houzz and the NKBA have compiled an Ideabook of “Designs That WOW” for your enjoyment and inspiration – and our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to be highlighted.
Not only is Peter’s custom La Cornue showroom kitchen the first photo listed in the “Designs That WOW” Ideabook, but Peter Salerno Inc. has been honored with five selections in the Ideabook, compiled by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). It’s yet another fantastic honor bestowed upon Peter Salerno by the NKBA (Peter is the NKBA’s most award-winning designer over the last decade).
Peter Salerno Inc. utilizes Houzz to keep its valued clients (and prospective design clients) up to date on their latest designs, projects and before-and-after kitchen, bath, and home design pictures. Many of the pictures featured are taken by the fantastic photographer Peter Rywmid.
What good is a stunning color design palette if you don’t put it to use? That’s the question we set out to answer when creating a Pantone Spring 2018 Home Design Ideabook, utilizing 8 Pantone Spring 2018 colors in four distinct combinations to give a ‘visual pop’ to this brilliant color collection.
As always, the design photos featured were taken by Peter Rymwid, and the designs themselves were created and executed by the brilliant Peter Salerno and his team at Peter Salerno Inc. Since its inception in 1997, Peter Salerno Inc. has been at the forefront of custom kitchen and bath design. Since 2002, no North American design company has won more national design awards than Peter Salerno Inc.
As with past Pantone seasonal ideabooks, Design Your Lifestyle attempts to present this season’s hottest trending colors in as many different home design forms and functions as possible. In the Spring 2018 edition, we present Peter Salerno Inc. designs for a traditional living space, a transitional kitchen, a beach house kitchen, and a traditional kitchen/bar combination design.
We also did our best to represent all facets of the Pantone Spring 2018 color palette, highlighting neutrals, bright tones, pastels and the classic color palette. There’s certainly a design featured here for everyone’s taste, and we hope you all find something from which to draw design inspiration!
We’d love feedback on the Peter Salerno Inc. designs featured, the outstanding Peter Rymwid photography, and the Pantone Spring 2018 color collection as a whole. Don’t be afraid to interact with us in the comments section, and make sure to subscribe to Design Your Lifestyle for the very latest in home design and design trends!
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Kitchen Design + Pantone Spring 2017 Colors: An Ideabook
When the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath designer of this century offers you free reign over their design photos, you don’t say no.
Such was the case when our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., let us peruse their gallery of award-winning kitchen designs as design inspiration for the Spring 2017 season.
When designing with Pantone Spring 2017 colors (or around any color palette), keep this in mind: you don’t have to use the color as a primary feature (or even “use” the color at all) to achieve your desired effect!
For example, look at the jazzy second kitchen design featured under Pink Yarrow. The “hot pink” effect is created by dramatic lighting and reflections off stainless steel appliances. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice none of the design elements are pink at all – but the layout and construction of this “rock and roll” kitchen design does the trick.
Whether you love the light, airy bloom colors (Primrose Yellow), a classic neutral (Hazelnut) or a bold but reliable blue (Lapis Blue), we have you covered in the latest installment of our Pantone Spring 2017 Kitchen Design Ideabook, courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.! Enjoy!
Greenery: PANTONE 2017 Color of the Year Home Design Ideas
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is here – and in 2017, it will be very easy being green. Greenery is a reflection of the neutrals, earth tones and natural colors that have dominated color trends as of late. In fact, Pantone goes so far as to call Greenery (15-0343) “Nature’s Neutral” in their official 2017 Color of the Year announcement.
Home designers, fashion designers and graphic designers alike turn to PANTONE, the world’s foremost authority on color, color identity and color matching, to establish future trends and baselines for their work. The announcement of Greenery as the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year re-affirms the trend towards natural, refreshing color palettes in home design, graphic design and spring fashion.
Greenery is more towards the “yellow side” of green – think more Kermit, less Green Arrow – and evokes a fresh, invigorating sense of the outdoors. Greenery is found more in light green grass and sunlit floral leaves than in dense foliage, adding a sunny, optimistic touch to the natural relaxing quality of green.
Appropriately enough, Greenery is also a palette match with multiple Pantone colors and shades our blog has suggested to you over the last several months. Colors in past Design Your Lifestyle articles that are listed as harmonious with Greenery by Pantone include: Serenity, Bodacious, Buttercream, Goji Berry, Sharkskin, and Moss.
Of course, leaning on trends only takes you so far in design. Finding the perfect blend between today’s trends and classic, timeless design elements is the key to design excellence. Few home designers know this better than Peter Salerno Inc., winners of more kitchen and bath design awards than any North American design firm since 2002.
Courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc., here are a few tips to incorporate Greenery (the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year) into your kitchen or bath design project.
Greenery: Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year in Home Design
1. Utilize ACTUAL Greenery!
Need we say more? The trend towards natural, earth-based design should include natural green elements! Use real greenery in your home designs! Incorporate fresh floral sprays, vegetables, leafy arrangements and ferns in your kitchen and bath designs.
Take a look at the two nationally-recognized Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen designs below and think of your own ways to incorporate Greenery into your kitchen!
2. Greenery pairs beautifully with core design neutrals.
We’ve talked so much about core design neutrals over the last few months, and Pantone’s decision to name Greenery its 2017 Color of the Year reaffirms our faith in taupes, browns, whites and grays as “statement” neutrals.
Don’t necessarily think of Greenery as the “it” color in your design. When executed properly (as in the Peter Salerno Inc. bath design below), green can augment the core whites and earth tones in your design.
3. Find fresh accessories in which to include Greenery!
In the kitchen design below, Peter Salerno and his team “greened” a unique design element – the overhead, recessed stained glass roof. The result was a dimmed-yet-natural glass lighting feature that added a fresh, sedated tone to the kitchen.