Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen Design Ideabook for Pantone Spring 2017 Colors

Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen Design Ideabook for Pantone Spring 2017 Colors

Now that Design Your Lifestyle’s 5-part series on the Pantone Spring 2017 color palette is complete, it’s time to take those colors off the page and into action!

We’ve enlisted the help of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., to create an ideabook for stunning kitchen designs based on four of their favorite colors from Pantone’s Spring 2017 collection. From Niagara to Hazelnut, Kale to Lapis Blue, Peter Salerno and his staff have once again left us raving with their custom kitchen designs.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design, smoked glass and dark island and wood grains.

Peter Salerno Inc. has established itself as the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design company since 2002, with a remarkable 35 awards from notable names like the NKBA (and KBIS), Sub-Zero, Wolf, HGTV, and Signature Kitchens and Baths. Peter and his staff focus on creating a luxurious and functional spaces that compliment your lifestyle. Whether a kitchen, master bath, or wine cellar, they incorporate your personality, passions, and hobbies into our design to create a finely tailored living space for you and your family.

(For more Peter Salerno Inc. award-winning kitchen and bath designs, check out their official Pro listing on Houzz.)

Now, on with the official Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design ideabook for Pantone’s Spring 2017 color collection!

Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen Designs: Pantone Spring 2017 Inspirations

1. Color: Kale; Custom Kitchen Design:”The Artist’s Palette”

Peter Salerno and his team utilized Kale (18-0107 TCX) as an accent color in “The Artist’s Palette”, an eclectic kitchen design with several signature features. The matching panels and custom range hood are an instant conversation starter, while the far wall has a Rothko-inspired print that adds a hint of red-orange to the design (reminiscent of Flame, another Spring 2017 Pantone color.)

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.
The Artist's Palette

2. Color: Niagara; Custom Kitchen Design: “Reflections”

Featured in a late 2016 edition of Bergen Magazine, the Peter Salerno Inc. “Reflections” kitchen design wowed with denim-based blue in the vein of Niagara (17-4123 TCX), a staple of the Pantone Spring 2017 collection. The addition of dark flooring and smoked mirrors along the refrigerator and cabinetry make this a perfect kitchen design for tranquil daydreamers.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Niagara is a lush shade of denim blue.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Niagara is a lush shade of denim blue.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

3. Color: Hazelnut; Custom Kitchen Design: “A Classical Traditional”

Somewhere around Summer/Fall 2016, neutrals stopped being accessories and started becoming the main event of many home designs. Such is the case with this classic traditional kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc., featuring a rich collection of taupes and tans, including Hazelnut (14-1315 TCX).

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.

A Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that uses neutrals as the statement, not an accent. [Credit: Peter Salerno Inc.]
A Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that uses neutrals as the statement, not an accent. [Credit: Peter Salerno Inc.]
4. Color: Lapis Blue; Custom Kitchen Design: “La Cornue Showroom Centerpiece”

Laps Blue (19-4045 TCX) features prominently in Peter Salerno Inc.’s centerpiece kitchen design at their flagship showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Complete with a stunning La Cornue Grand Palais range, custom range hood and opulent center island, this kitchen utilizes Lapis Blue in several ways – notably, the decadent crystals embedded in the recessed ceiling above the center island.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The bold but steady Lapis Blue.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The bold but steady Lapis Blue.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

To request more information or speak to Peter Salerno and his team of expert design professionals, call Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or fill out this contact form.

Pantone Spring 2017 Color Trends: Kale, Hazelnut [Part 5 of 5]

Pantone Spring 2017 Colors: Kale and Hazelnut Take Us Back to Nature

In the end, it’s all about natural balance. The first 4 parts of our 5-part series on the wonderful Pantone Spring 2017 color design palette brought a bit of everything – from punches of pink, orange and yellow to bright greens and blues. Whether cool or warm, 8 of the 10 Spring 2017 Pantone colors are full of vibrant optimism and life.

Our final two featured colors bring the entire Pantone Spring 2017 color series together. Branching from the “return to nature” theme indicated by Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, our final two featured colors bring natural shades into the palette and balance it perfectly.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale and Hazelnut bring us back to nature.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale and Hazelnut bring us back to nature.

Kale (18-0107 TCX) isn’t just for the salad course anymore. From architectural design to wardrobe, home design to garden design, the kale craze has officially resonated with Pantone for Spring 2017. And the search for the perfect neutral to balance the Pantone Spring 2017 color design palette ends with Hazelnut (14-1315 TCX), a warm taupe that pairs well with virtually any color of the season.

If this is your first look at our 5-part Pantone Spring 2017 series, here is the full list of Spring 2017 Pantone colors, along with their TCX designations and the order in which we will feature them:

Let’s take a look at both colors individually in the final installment of our 5-part series on the Spring 2017 Pantone color collection. 

Kale: A Dark, Leafy Green Full of Design Value

As a darker shade of green, Kale has to be explored to be appreciated. At first glance, it appears to be a drab green-gray – don’t make that mistake. Kale expresses a natural beauty found in plants, forests and gardens. Just as dark green vegetation signals an abundance of nutrients, the dark green of Kale signals a rich variety of design opportunities.

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

Using Kale in your home design is a great way to bring a natural feel into where you live. If you don’t want to work with neutrals, Kale is a great substitute to pair against many of the brighter colors of Spring 2017 (Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood and others). It also signals an invitation to bring more plant life into your home, in the form of mosses, ferns and hanging plants.

Hazelnut: The Warm, Nutty Neutral That Balances Spring 2017

While other colors may be more “exciting” in the Spring 2017 collection, none of them pair universally quite like Hazelnut. This “nutty neutral” is an astute selection by Pantone, as its innate warmth works far better with the bright shades of Spring 2017 than most others. From a broader perspective, Hazelnut also continues the trend of intriguing neutrals in design that began late in 2016.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.

Put Hazelnut virtually anywhere in your home design. That’s not an overstatement. Neutrals aren’t relegated to a secondary role in home color design anymore, and the natural feel of this shade works beautifully on anything from wall paint to furniture, throws and rugs to bath tile. Sprinkle in some pops of bold, natural color, and you’re guaranteed a custom kitchen or bath design that will last.

Of all the Pantone Spring 2017 colors, Hazelnut has the best chance of creating a lasting effect in wardrobe design. After all, a warm neutral pairs with virtually any color scheme. The reason Hazelnut stands above past Pantone neutral selections (Warm Taupe, Iced Coffee, etc.) is its versatility – the ability to be warm while sitting in the background as a secondary color.