5 Ways to Make Neutral Tone Kitchen + Bath Designs POP
How do you stay ‘on trend’ with neutral tone transitional design without leaving your kitchen or bath looking bland and boring?
It’s a question that gets asked at the beginning of virtually every transitional design project. There’s nothing more appealing in 2019 kitchen and bath design than fresh, neutral colors – but how do you turn white, gray and tan into a design space that dazzles?
Done properly, there are plenty of answers. As usual, we turned to the official Instagram account of Peter Salerno Inc. for some inspiration.
We selected 5 options that will provide an instant ‘pop’ for your neutral kitchen or bath design. They generally fall into two categories:
Eye-catching design materials and accessories; and
Large lighting and/or reflective features.
Of course, nothing replaces the expertise and value of hiring a world-class kitchen and bath design firm. But every design starts in the same place: with a spark of inspiration. So before you undertake your next transitional kitchen or transitional bath design project (or before you call that design firm), we’d love to give you a few ‘starter ideas’ to base your initial design ideas around.
Are you in love with oversized mirrors? Do you love huge, statement pendant lights? Will you experiment with reclaimed tin or earthy stone surfaces?
Here are a few design ideas to get you started!
5 Ways to ‘Pop’ Your Neutral Tone Kitchen or Bath Design
Reclaimed Vintage Wood Beams In Gorgeous Transitional Kitchen Design
Beauty is everywhere. It’s not always obvious; sometimes, beauty is simply looking at things in a new way.
A quick glance at the vintage wooden ceiling beams in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Orphanage wouldn’t impress many. In fact, these beams were all but destined for the scrap heap until a world-class designer saw them through his unique set of eyes.
Peter Salerno didn’t just see a set of old beams. He saw an opportunity to reclaim a piece of history and incorporate it into a world-class transitional kitchen design.
The result? In a word: WOW.
This transitional kitchen design (from a home in Pearl River) blends today’s most sought-after design elements with a sense of old-world charm. This luxurious contrast is thanks, in large part, to the very same reclaimed vintage wood beams set for disposal just a few months earlier.
People often tell you to “look up” for inspiration. While the phrase is metaphorical for most, it’s to be taken quite literally in this kitchen design. The vintage wood beams dare to be noticed, sitting boldly bare above a white and gray kitchen space. Two large statement lighting fixtures invite the eye upward from the custom transitional kitchen island to the intersecting beam structure, adding a touch of rustic charm to the elegance of the kitchen below.
The beams sit in contrast with the finished wood floor below, and the overall kitchen design invites the eye to notice and appreciate that contrast. The white island countertop and backsplash are set against gorgeous hand-crafted, hand-painted white and gray cabinets. The massive twin refrigerator and glass-enclosed wine rack take up a full feature wall, while the opposite end of the kitchen features large windows and a dining nook to allow in plenty of warm, ambient light.
The range hood enclosure demands attention as a centerpiece of the transitional design, evoking imagery of a grand piano painted gray to match the kitchen.
The transitional kitchen design, construction and installation was handled by Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. Winners of national awards from the NKBA, KBIS, HGTV, HGTV People’s Choice and Signature Kitchens & Baths (among others), Peter Salerno Inc. prides itself on extraordinary design based on personal knowledge of individual clients, their lives and backgrounds.
Custom Range Hoods: A Must-Have In Beautiful Kitchen Designs
If you’re re-designing your kitchen or updating your kitchen design, a custom range hood is something you must consider.
With custom kitchen design taking center stage in home design, a statement piece is vital to creating the “wow factor” that sets your kitchen apart. So why do we believe a custom range hood is THAT statement piece? Let’s look at the trends in kitchen design to find out.
You’re probably not making a massive statement in kitchen design with color. Neutral tones, whites and grays are dominating the transitional kitchen color palette. The same goes for backsplash and wall tile, which are trending heavily towards popular, neutrally-based tones of subway tile. But it’s still possible to stand out in a chic, sleek transitional kitchen without using an outlandish color scheme…
Would you just look at that stunning custom range hood? The range hood was designed by RangeCraft USA, and utilized in a transitional kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. (RangeCraft’s design was requested halfway around the world, by kitchen design clients in Moscow!)
Custom range hoods are often considered “too DIY” or “too opulent” to be utilized in transitional kitchen design. That’s simply not true. Master craftsmen like those at RangeCraft consistently produce beautiful, unique, to-order custom range hoods for transitional kitchens that are as sleek as they are efficient and useful. (Check out the one below!)
That’s not to say that custom range hoods in today’s best kitchen designs can’t fit into opulent, luxury traditional kitchen designs. The example below (in an award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. traditional kitchen) uses reclaimed tin to dramatic effect. After all, it takes a lot to be a focal point in a kitchen that features a hand-carved mirrored ceiling, massive twin kitchen islands, crystal chandelier and custom handcrafted “Maestro Rosolino” cabinetry. And yet, the reclaimed tin (which is duplicated on the front of the kitchen’s refrigerator) does just that.
Of course, a quality custom range hood is about function as much as form. If your range hood isn’t performing at an exceptional level, then it doesn’t matter how beautiful yours is – you risk exposure to harmful smoke and vapors. As the official RangeCraft website explains, the marriage of form and function is the trademark of the world’s best range hoods:
A top quality range hood is an essential part of a well-designed high-end kitchen because it will help to protect your cabinetry, flooring, countertops and appliances. RangeCraft Range Hoods are truly a functional work of design art. The Jewel of the Kitchen, it also removes unwanted cooking smoke and vapors quickly and quietly. (RangeCraft offers super quiet internal fans that are less noisy than a quiet refrigerator.) Many customers choose a RangeCraft Hood first and then design their cabinetry and accessories around the hood as the focal point.
What do you look for in a custom kitchen design? Is a custom range hood on your “wish list”? Why or why not?We’d love to hear from you with a comment or your insight – leave some feedback below and we’ll be thrilled to interact with you!
Peter Salerno Inc.’s Website Gets a Fresh, Transitional Design Update
When you’re highly regarded as one of the most innovative custom kitchen and bath design firms in the world, it’s important to put your best foot forward.
For Peter Salerno Inc. – winners of 35 national design awards since 2002 (and our parent company) – that means constantly updating its company website to stay modern and user-friendly.
The Peter Salerno Inc. website got a fresh face and soft re-launch recently, and the resulting layout is easy to navigate, clutter-free, and aesthetically pleasing – a nod to the hottest trends in transitional design. The base color of the site went from black to a simple, clean white, reflecting the use of whites and neutrals as base colors in today’s transitional kitchen and bath designs.
From the moment you land on the updated Peter Salerno Inc. home page, its aesthetic beauty and ease of comprehension is notable. It’s addition by subtraction; sweeping, vivid design galleries do the talking, while text is kept to a minimum. After all, if you’re in the market for a luxury kitchen or luxury bath design, it’s not about the words – it’s about the visual proof.
For new visitors of the Peter Salerno Inc. website, your first click should be the Gallery tab on the top navigation menu. There, you will be treated to visual displays of Peter Salerno’s finest (and most recent) design work, broken down into appropriate categories:
Transitional and Contemporary Design;
Traditional and Classic Design; and
Rustic and Eclectic Design.
These galleries exhibit the versatility and attention to detail that has made Peter Salerno one of the world’s most sought-after luxury custom designers. As a certified master kitchen & bath designer (CMKBD), Salerno understands the value of crafting designs that reflect the personalities, lives and tastes of his clients. If you look closely throughout his site’s design galleries, you will notice his expert craftsmanship and the subtle, personal touches that make him valuable.
Whether you’re in the market for a kitchen design, bath design, wine cellar, bar design, a design update or refurbishment, or simply love looking at world-class home design, the new Peter Salerno Inc website is well worth your attention.
Transitional Kitchen Luxury | Peter Salerno Inc. Presents Transitions
Transitions™: The Very Best Custom Transitional Kitchen and Bath Designs
Transitional is a style term that’s used too universally these days. It causes many people think of plain, white, simple kitchens and baths – when, in fact, that couldn’t (and shouldn’t) be further from the truth.
The Peter Salerno Inc. Transitions™ design line breaks down these imaginary walls to create the most current and cutting-edge designs using high-contrast and stainless steel, as well as brand new materials not used by any other North American designers.
Peter Salerno Inc. has won 30 national design awards over the last 12 years, making it the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of this century. As such, Peter Salerno and his team have access to the finest designers, materials, and finishers in the industry.
Transitions™ features Peter Salerno Inc.’s own molding and door styles with a variety of materials such as carbon fiber, various steels and alloys, leather, Kirinite™, exotic woods, as well as our the company’s proprietary materials and finishes developed by its finishers.
With this level of prestige comes a great deal of responsibility. Peter Salerno stays on the cutting edge of 21st century innovation; your custom, one-of-a-kind Transitions™ kitchen or bath design will blend contemporary transitional design elements with the very latest in interactive, user-friendly technology.
Of course, cutting-edge design is nothing if it isn’t personal. Peter Salerno works with every client personally to ensure that every Transitions™ kitchen and/or bath design blends seamlessly with the lives, tastes and personalities of its owner(s).
So what are you waiting for? For more information on your very own Transitions™ kitchen or bath design, contact Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or fill out the form below!
“Luxury” and “affordable” are 2 words that seem like polar opposites. This is especially the case when it comes to high-end home design, specifically custom kitchen design and custom bath design.
The world of luxury home design seems like a far-off fantasy to most people. (The author of this article is definitely guilty of perusing Pinterest for high-end home design photos and letting out a wistful sigh or two.) Whether your taste is gorgeous French ovens and ranges, state-of-the-art bath fixtures, custom tile work or unique accessories, luxury home design – and its price tag – appears to be a bit out of reach.
But luxury home design style can be attainable – and affordable.
World-renowned design firms like the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. are committing to make design fantasies into realities for a more reasonable cost than ever before.
(Before we dive into the topic further, we should be clear – it takes a respected design firm with years of networking, experience and success to deliver this level of luxury at an achievable price. Without the proper connections and a finely-tuned approach, it’s hard to streamline the design and delivery process of such high-quality materials on a competitive budget.)
The finest custom kitchen and bath design companies in the world are trending towards “affordable luxury” – the idea that high-end design shouldn’t always be reserved for high-end budgets. For Peter Salerno Inc., that idea takes shape in the form of the revamped Transitions™ collection.
Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the last 15 years, with awards from prestigious organizations like the NKBA, KBIS, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Signature Kitchens & Baths. Their tagline, “It’s all about the extraordinary”, now applies to more budgets and households than ever before.
A quote from the official Peter Salerno Inc. website:
For those that appreciate quality, craftsmanship, and design but don’t require a Rolls Royce; Transitions is the only choice. We bring our award-winning design expertise to your space accompanied by quality cabinetry with a wide variety of door styles, finishes, and moldings.
At a price-point 20%-45% less than our Tesoro line, this is the perfect option for builders and homeowners looking to furnish a home with something extraordinary while staying in budget.
The thing we love about the concept of “affordable luxury” is that the term is flexible. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, today’s best design trends are all about personalization, and that includes the design budget. After all, the term “affordable” is relative to each client. For Peter Salerno Inc., “affordable luxury” is as simple (and refreshing) as always providing the highest quality work, craftsmanship, design, materials and delivery for the client’s budget.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be talking more about affordable luxury in custom home design, and the best ways for you and your professional design firm to create the luxurious home space of your dreams without breaking the bank. Stay tuned!
Why You Should (Still) Love the Miele Generation 6000 Range
There are many incredible, state-of-the-art kitchen ranges on the market today. We’re (still) in love with the Miele Generation 6000 Range.
Never mind that it’s the centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.‘s jaw-dropping transitional kitchen design in its Wyckoff, NJ Showroom (voted Most Innovative Small Showroom by KBIS). Never mind that it’s easy to pick a front-running, world-renowned appliance maven like Miele as the brand of choice for sleek and functional ranges.
If you take away the brand, the accolades and the honors, the Generation 6000 Miele Range is still top of its class.
It’s a range so incredible, Miele is comfortable referring to it simply as “The Miele Range”.
From the official Miele Range press release:
“For the first time ever, a consumer has the option to have one unifying design throughout their kitchen,” said Nick Ord, President of Miele USA. “Each piece complements the other in form and function and ensures consistent and professional results.”
The Ranges, offered in All Gas, All Electric, Induction and Dual Fuel and ranging from 30” to the flagship 48” model allow for the ultimate flexibility. Many of the innovations available in Generation 6000 can be found in the Range to create perfect harmony in a full suite of kitchen appliances. From M-Touch controls that offer effortless navigation to the ComfortSwivel handle that moves ergonomically with the motion of the user’s wrist, no detail was left out. Precise results can be expected from the M Pro Dual Stacked Burner System with up to 19,500 BTU and TrueSimmer capability and for ease of cleaning, the ComfortClean grates are dishwasher-safe.
The Rangetops, with 30”, 36” and 48” units available, deliver the ultimate in versatility – in both form and function. Featuring the M Pro Dual Stacked Burner System, users have the ability to go from sear to TrueSimmer with the turn of a knob. The M Pro Grill and M Pro Infrared Griddle available for Rangetops offer high power output, even heat distribution and constant control –allowing for the most resourceful culinary preparation.
As the reigning Most Innovative Small Showroom in North America (awarded by KBIS and the NKBA), Peter Salerno Inc. has an obligation to present new, innovative and outstanding designs, appliances and technology in its Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom. When Peter Salerno saw the Miele flagship 48″ range in person at the Oberg & Lindquist boutique appliance studio, he knew it had to be featured in his new design vignette.
“I’m thrilled to have the new Miele 48-inch range as the centerpiece of our new transitional kitchen showroom vignette,” Peter Salerno said. “It truly is the definition of modern transitional design.”
That quote, incidentally, is from Peter Salerno inc.’s Miele transitional kitchen showroom vignette launch from nearly 3 years ago. When reached for comment regarding his updated feelings about the Miele Range, Peter said simply, “The same applies.”
Need a convection oven? The Miele Range has it. M Touch display panel with a 35-degree tilt for access and visibility? You bet. Four distinct power options – All Gas, All Electric, Induction and Duel Fuel? You guessed it.
Add in a built-in wireless roast probe, MasterChef™ programming, soft and close open, and optional Pro Infrared Griddle and Pro Grill features, and you have one of the most versatile kitchen ranges ever created.
Miele’s Generation 6000 built-in appliances offer the consumer the ability to have one, unifying design throughout their kitchen. The Range Series is a perfect complement – offering a seamless look and common user interface. (Source)
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