Pantone Colors For Mardi Gras Design

Pantone Colors For Mardi Gras Design

Laissez le bons temps rouler! If you’re reading this, it must be nearly time to celebrate Mardi Gras – let the good times roll! Marking the day before many observers give up their vices for Lent, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) is a celebration of food, fun and freedom.

While Mardi Gras is notably linked to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, the popularity of Fat Tuesday has made it a staple holiday around America (and the world). The holiday’s celebratory feel, good tidings and party vibes make it a magnet for people looking for positive energy and a signal that spring is on the horizon.

The colors most associated with Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. As it was explained by the leaders of the 1892 Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, the 3 colors had specific meaning: “Purple for Justice, Green for Faith, Gold for Power”. The Mardi Gras colors are apt for a celebration that has roots in faith and is open to everyone!

So how do we design with Mardi Gras in mind? After all, bold purple in particular isn’t the easiest color through which to develop a design palette! A great first place to turn is Pantone, the world’s authority on color matching and color palettes. By browsing through the current Fashion Color Trend Reports (and digging back through the past several years of trending colors), Pantone gives us a road map of how to design for Mardi Gras (and with Mardi Gras in mind)!

We’ve chosen three purples, three greens and three gold and yellow tones that we think work beautifully for Mardi Gras design. We’ve also put together two design inspiration color palettes for Mardi Gras Pantone design!

Mardi Gras Color Design | Pantone Purple

Grape Compote (PANTONE 18-3513 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Grape Compote

Magenta Purple (PANTONE 19-2428 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Magenta Purple

Radiant Orchid (PANTONE 18-3224 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Radiant Orchid

Mardi Gras Color Design | Pantone Green

Ultramarine Green (PANTONE 18-5338 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Ultramarine Green

Storm (PANTONE 19-5217 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Storm

Greenery (PANTONE 15-0343 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Greenery

Mardi Gras Color Design | Pantone Gold + Yellow

Aspen Gold (PANTONE 13-0850 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Aspen Gold

Freesia (PANTONE 14-0852 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Freesia

Lemon Verbena (PANTONE 14-0852 TCX)

Mardi Gras Pantone color design 2020 Lemon Verbena

Mardi Gras Color Design | 2 Pantone Color Palette Ideas

A Bold, Brassy Mardi Gras: Magenta Purple, Ultramarine Green + Freesia

Bold Pantone Mardi Gras color design palette

A Casual, Muted Mardi Gras: Grape Compote, Greenery + Aspen Gold

Casual Pantone Mardi Gras color design palette

8 Trendy PANTONE Kitchen Design Colors For 2020

8 Trendy PANTONE Kitchen Design Colors For 2020

8 Pantone Color Trends For 2020 Kitchen Design

The Pantone color palettes and Fashion Color Trend Reports are out for 2020 – now, it’s time to start having some fun with them!

Advice abounds for how to apply Pantone’s 2020 color choices to fashion, personal style and the runway. It’s a bit trickier finding good advice as it pertains to Pantone color trends and your home – especially high-quality, luxury custom kitchen design.

From the official Pantone website, regarding the Pantone Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Color Trend Report:

According to Pantone Color Institute color experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self-expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment.

Those are lovely sentiments. Now it’s our job to apply them to the real world – specifically, your real world. How do we take the Pantone 2020 color palettes and bring them seamlessly into the heart of your home, your kitchen? More specifically, which of 2020’s trendiest colors are best suited to have a long-lasting, beautiful effect on your kitchen design?

We’ve selected 8 colors from the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Reports for Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021. These 8 colors, in the right hands, will give you an excellent base to develop the color palette for the 2020 new kitchen design of your dreams.

8 PANTONE Colors For Your 2020 Kitchen Design

Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic Blue

Naturally, the anchor of this article is Classic Blue, the Pantone 2020 Color of the Year. Reassuring, relaxing and natural, Classic Blue is about as versatile a cool tone as you’re going to find. Check out some of our previous notes on how to apply Classic Blue in your designs.

Brilliant White (PANTONE 11-4001 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Brilliant White

The hint of blue undertone to Brilliant White makes it an amazing complementary color to Classic Blue (and most of the colors on this list). Brilliant White is a vibrant standout that feels custom-built for kitchen design in 2020 – fresh, sleek, clean and able to stand on its own in an all-white kitchen. Use with confidence!

Sandstone (PANTONE 16-1328 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sandstone

Sandstone is a smart, sturdy neutral that reminds us of rich tan stone and lightly stained wood. A great option as a “backbone” in your kitchen design color palette, Sandstone can work just about anywhere – cabinetry, flooring, tile, paint or decor.

Samba (PANTONE 19-1662 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Samba

Looking to spice your 2020 kitchen design up a bit? Samba is a great choice, with its “kick” of deep chili pepper red. While certainly not an “all-over” color, Samba provides punch in the right doses and spaces – tile accents, decor, and more.

Saffron (PANTONE 14-1064 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Saffron

Perhaps the sunniest tone of Pantone’s 2020 color offerings, we love Saffron for its cheery disposition. Who wouldn’t love to walk into their kitchen in the morning and be greeted by the warmth of Saffron? From a bold backsplash to smartly-applied paint to dishware and decor, this is a really fun color to play with in your kitchen design!

Sunlight (PANTONE 13-0822 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sunlight

If you like the warmth of Saffron without all the “pizzazz”, Sunlight may be more your style. A cozier blend of “tan neutral” and “yellow” notes, Sunlight is much more easily paired with some of the other offerings on this list. Applicable as a lead tone in a neutral kitchen or an accent in a bolder one, Sunlight is a pleasant surprise.

Mosaic Blue (PANTONE 18-4528 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Mosaic Blue

Mosaic Blue is a bit more specific in its usage as a kitchen design color, but it can pay major dividends in the right hands! This blue-green tone evokes natural themes of the sea and lush forests, and is a stand-apart choice for a beach or nautical-themed kitchen. Do you own a beach home or shore house? Think about Mosaic Blue!

Sleet (PANTONE 16-3916 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sleet

Every great color design concept needs a sturdy base. We love Sleet for its calm, reliable gray – just dark enough to be supportive, just light enough not to dominate the palette. Sleet is one of those perfect colors for tile, island counter space and furniture. If clean, neutral and sophisticated is your goal, look at Sleet for your 2020 kitchen design.

EXCLUSIVE KBIS 2020 Design Floor Videos From Peter Salerno Inc.

EXCLUSIVE KBIS 2020 Design Floor Videos From Peter Salerno Inc.

There’s nothing better than seeing the world’s greatest kitchen and bath design conference from a world-class designer’s point of view. When Peter Salerno, CMKBD (of Peter Salerno Inc.) gave us the opportunity to see videos from the exhibitor’s floor of KBIS 2020, it was an opportunity we couldn’t refuse.

The videos, courtesy of the official Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account, showcase what an award-winning designer loved about his VIP visit to KBIS 2020. As the moderator of his own KBISNeXT 2020 expert panel, Peter Salerno is one of the most renowned and trusted names in custom kitchen and bath design. Winner of the most North American kitchen & bath design awards since 2000, Peter Salerno Inc. is synonymous with luxury, personalized design and forward-thinking innovation.

If we’re talking innovation and luxury… did you know SMEG USA and Dolce + Gabbana teamed up to make a line of kitchen appliances?

Another winner from the exhibitor’s floor of KBIS 2020 was this outstanding open hearth oven from Monogram Appliances. It was no surprise that the pizza oven features were a “WOW” factor to Peter Salerno and his team, who were so enamored with its form and function they had to share this video:

This video took our breath away… has cleaning vegetables in your kitchen ever been this simple?

Peter came back from KBIS 2020 raving about these glass vessel sinks from Maestro Bath, and how they were going to “be so huge” in 2020.

Of course, one of the main reasons Peter Salerno attended KBIS 2020 was to moderate a panel on How to Win a Design Competition. If you’d like to watch the entirety of that presentation, you can do so here!

Of course… Peter couldn’t resist having a little fun before leaving the exhibitor’s floor!

And we haven’t even shown you all of Peter Salerno’s personal videos and photos from KBIS 2020! If you’d like an even greater “inside peek” visit his official Instagram account!

UPDATES: Essentials For Your Super Bowl Man Cave

Five Must-Have Items for Your Ultimate Super Bowl Man Cave

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and if you’re like us, you can’t wait to throw a big party in your custom-designed, world-class man cave.

Wait – what’s that? You don’t have the world’s best man cave? No problem. You don’t need a walk-in humidor, a hand-crafted wine cellar or custom-built leather recliners to have a great “man cave” for your Super Bowl viewing party.

What you do need are a few helpful tips from Peter Salerno, the creator of “Man Cave Classics”one of the world’s foremost interior designers and recipient of more kitchen and bath design awards than any other firm in the 21st century.

With these five helpful tips, you can transform your den or media room into a man cave so amazing, your friends will drool with envy. (Then, your only problem will be getting them to leave after the game’s over!)

5 Tips to Create an Awesome Man Cave

1. Make your bar unique, eye-popping and memorable.

This tip is a Peter Salerno specialty. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this 1959 Corvette that Peter transformed into the most amazing bar in the world:

All it takes is a little creativity and a personal touch. Take something you’re passionate about and use it as the basis for your very own custom-built bar. (And if you need some assistance, Peter Salerno and his team will be glad to help you design the bar of your dreams!)

2. Make sure you have plenty of comfortable seating.

Your man cave should be a place to hang out, crash and relax. Make sure there’s plenty of space and seating for you and your buddies to lounge around without feeling cramped or uncomfortable.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on recliners and sectional sofas – just make sure that there’s at least one more seat than the amount of guests you expect (just in case someone brings a friend). Oh, and as far as your own seat? Make sure you designate a chair of your own – every master of a man cave should have his favorite place to sit!

3. Make the decor personal to you.

When you think of a prototypical man cave, a few things instantly come to mind: animal heads mounted on the wall, tacky bearskin rugs, and so on. Don’t go the conventional, “over done” route – make your man cave your very own!

A great idea is to personalize the decor in your man cave with items, art and designs that showcase who you are and what your life is all about. For example, Peter Salerno designed one of his man caves with a professional graffiti artist, who “tagged” the walls with an awesome city skyline as well as the initials and names of his family, friends and loved ones.

Tag your man cave with personalized graffiti! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Tag your man cave with personalized graffiti! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

4. Offer more entertainment options than just TV.

At some point, guests to your man cave will want to do something other than sit around and watch TV. At this point, you need other forms of entertainment to keep them occupied. Peter Salerno and his team suggest a form of physical activity: pool table, air hockey, old-school pinball machine, etc.

Add another attraction to your man cave to keep guests entertained (like a pool table). (Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)
Add another attraction to your man cave to keep guests entertained (like a pool table). (Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)

Keeping your guests spread out around your man cave also ensures that everyone mingles, no one feels cramped, and there’s plenty of room for everyone to feel comfortable, relaxed and never bored.

5. Add the element of surprise.

What if a bookcase in your man cave hides a hidden door to your garage, a cigar room/humidor or the rest of your house? How about having your TV hidden behind a large mirror? Or perhaps you could have secret shelving units for your liquor, games, or other man cave “treasures”?

These are just a few ideas to take your man cave to the next level. The element of surprise will not only entertain your guests, but take the “Wow” factor of your man cave through the roof. Imagine giving your friends the man cave experience of their lives, and then springing one last secret on them – how great is that?

Surprise your guests - what if that tool chest became a wine fridge? (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Surprise your guests – what if that tool chest became a wine fridge? (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

These are just a few ideas to make your Super Bowl man cave “super” indeed. If you want even more great ideas regarding custom man cave, wine cellar, cigar room or game room construction and design, then you’re definitely going to want to contact Peter Salerno and create your very own Man Cave Classic!

WATCH: Peter Salerno’s Kitchen + Bath Design Panel, KBIS 2020

WATCH: Peter Salerno’s Kitchen + Bath Design Panel, KBIS 2020

KBIS 2020 is in full swing, and we’d love to share some of the NKBA & KBIS’ exclusive footage of a panel from Day 1!

“How to Win a Design Competition” was moderated by our very own Peter Salerno, CMKBD – owner of Peter Salerno Inc. and winner of the most national kitchen and bath design awards since 2001.

Originally filmed on Day 1 of the 2020 Kitchen + Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS 2020, presented by the NKBA) in Las Vegas, the panel engages in frank, insightful banter about what makes a great awards submission, and how to increase your odds of being noticed.

From the official KBIS 2020 website:

The KBISNeXT Stage hosts design experts, celebrity hosts and young professionals, all sharing insights into the industry’s need-to-know topics to educate, inspire and connect members of the kitchen and bath industry.

This year’s programming will include more than 15 programs, including four awards events, and 50+ industry-leading voices and personalities. This year’s topic will range from health and wellness, resilient design, and business development.

This presentation, and all others on the KBISNeXT 2020 stage, was sponsored by Houzz Pro.

DJ Carey is the Editorial Director of CT Cottages & Gardens. Bob Borson, FAIA, is the Associate Principal of BOKA Powell. Kendall Ansell is Principal of Kendall Ansell Interiors.

For more information about Peter Salerno, the moderator of this exclusive KBIS 2020 panel, please visit his official website.

KBIS 2020 | Your Guide to the KBISNeXT Stage

KBIS 2020 | Your Guide to the KBISNeXT Stage

Every year, forward-thinking designers and innovators gravitate towards one feature of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase: the KBISNeXT Stage. It’s the stage on which forethought, innovation and bold ingenuity help shape the upcoming year in kitchen and bath design.

The NKBA presents KBIS 2020: the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase from Las Vegas.

The KBIS 2020 edition of the KBISNeXT Stage is certainly no exception; on the contrary, it may be the best version of KBISNeXT to date. This year’s KBISNeXT is sponsored by Houzz Pro, and features some of the elite names in kitchen design, bath design, interior design, green design and design publications.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 21st and culminating Thursday, January 23rd, the 3-day KBISNeXT Stage presentation slate covers trend forecasting, green design, improving one’s financial bottom line, awards ceremonies, panel discussions, and the NKBA “30 Under 30” – a nod to the future of the design industry.

From the official KBIS 2020 site:

The KBISNeXT Stage hosts design experts, celebrity hosts and young professionals, all sharing insights into the industry’s need-to-know topics to educate, inspire and connect members of the kitchen and bath industry.

This year’s programming will include more than 15 programs, including four awards events, and 50+ industry-leading voices and personalities. This year’s topic will range from health and wellness, resilient design, and business development.

What should you make sure to attend on the 2020 KBISNeXT Stage? To be frank, you can’t possibly take in every KBISNeXT presentation if you hope to do anything else KBIS 2020; there simply isn’t enough time. Between the massive exhibitor space, floor exhibits, DCW Technology Tour, awards presentations and specialty events, your attention will be drawn in far too many directions.

We’ve pared down the 2020 KBISNeXT Stage to 8 events that we think you’ll enjoy – and from which you’ll derive a tremendous amount of benefit. We’ve kept our list diverse and made sure to leave you ample time to browse the rest of this year’s KBIS 2020 convention in Las Vegas!

8 KBISNeXT Stage Sessions to Attend in 2020

Tuesday, January 21

  • 9:30 AM -10:00 AM: Meet the new NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class
    • Each year the NKBA recognizes the brightest young talent working in kitchen and bath design and remodeling as part of its Thirty Under 30 program. Who made the list of young innovators and tastemakers for 2020?
  • 11:00 AM -12:00 PM: How to Win a Design Competition
    • You’re not going to find better advice on how to win a design competition than from Peter Salerno, CMKBD, owner of Peter Salerno Inc. Since 2001, Peter has won more national design awards than any other North American designer, including a myriad of NKBA & KBIS awards. Peter moderates an expert panel on presentation, intrigue and “wow” factor.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: The Dawn of a Decade – What to expect from the “Roaring 20s”
    • Kerrie Kelly leads a stellar media panel on a ‘first look design journey’ of the decade to come. Will the 2020s roar as loudly as the 1920s? Technology, wellness, sustainability and design trends will all be discussed.

Wednesday, January 22

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Zero Waste Kitchens – Upcycle and Recycle.
    • “This panel will explore how to effectively think about recycling and upcycling building products. Winners of the NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards will be invited to discuss how they work with clients to remove existing kitchens – addressing shipping, storage and recycling/reconstructing them into new homes.” (site)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Avenues to New Revenue: A Road Map in Improving Your Bottom Line
    • How can industry members continue to make retail profitable in 2020? Moderator Nick May of the Chaise Lounge Podcast discusses brick-and-mortar, online and social media strategies.
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Best of KBIS Awards
    • LUXE Interiors + Design sponsors the prestigious Best of KBIS Awards, honoring the top new kitchen and bath design industry products of the year. Not to be missed!

Thursday, January 23

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: How to Win at Wellness
    • Julie Jacobson, Founding Editor of CE Pro, has helped curate a list of 5 projects that promote purpose-driven wellness. How do you design a home for wellness from the ground up? You’ll find out here.
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: New Rules for Social
    • The penultimate KBISNeXT session of KBIS 2020, Leanne Wood of Flying Camel moderates a panel on the new rules for social media in 2020. From content to voice, tagging to search, this is a must-visit panel for brands struggling to invigorate their social presence.

Cooking in An Award-Winning Design Showroom Kitchen

Cooking in An Award-Winning Design Showroom Kitchen

It’s one thing to have one of the most respected kitchen design showrooms in America. It’s another thing entirely when you can actually cook world-class meals in that showroom!

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. recently celebrated the holiday season with an office party and beautiful Italian meal. The food was prepared by Peter Salerno and his team in their own showroom, using state-of-the-art appliances in their fully functional showpiece La Cornue kitchen.

The kitchen design, which features a La Cornue Grand Palais range and Flamberge rotisserie, exudes elegance from every angle. From the stunning statement island to the recessed tin ceiling adorned with Swarovski crystal, the kitchen is truly the centerpiece of the showroom.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom was named Most Innovative Small Showroom at KBIS 2015 (the world’s largest design convention hosted by the NKBA). In March 2020, Peter Salerno will serve as one of KBIS’ judges for the 2020 Innovative Showroom contest.

A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

The Peter Salerno Inc. holiday party menu included imported Italian pasta and a choice of two homemade sauces, each prepared by Peter Salerno himself. Add in Peter’s design family, his nuclear and extended family, and his beautiful grandchildren, and it was a celebration to remember!

As with everything at the Peter Salerno Inc. offices and showroom in Wyckoff, NJ, the meal and celebration were a team effort.

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Our staff prepping our Christmas Party lunch!

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If Peter Salerno Inc. will create this kitchen design (and several others) for his design showroom, imagine what he can do for your home kitchen design! Visit the official website of the most award-winning American kitchen and bath designer of the 21st century and say hello!