HGTV Shares Top Home Design Trends for Summer 2017

HGTV Shares Top Home Design Trends for Summer 2017

Our friends at HGTV are at it again, staying on the pulse of hot design trends for the summer of 2017. This time, it’s the fabulous Allie Holcomb King (a contributing writer for HGTV.com), with a great slideshow-based piece on the top home design trends for summer 2017.

We love this article for two reasons – one, it’s full of gorgeous design photos and helpful suggestions; and two, it makes us look really smart! Of course, when your parent company is Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century – it’s not hard to look intelligent. Allie and the staff at HGTV.com pointed out some trends we’ve been covering here since the spring.

Use these helpful tips in your summer 2017 home design! (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc., photo Peter Rymwid)
Use these helpful tips in your summer 2017 home design! (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc., photo Peter Rymwid)

Below are 4 of the 14 home design trends noted in HGTV’s article for Summer 2017. Check them out, and see what catches your eye!

For the rest of Allie Holcomb King’s summer 2017 design tips, head over to the full article at HGTV.com and enjoy!

HGTV’s Top Summer 2017 Home Design Trends

1. Bright and All White

“An all-white color palette is crisp, clean and refreshing,” says Allie Holcomb King. The main design theme of 2017 continues into summer, with white color design dominating the landscape. The versatility and freshness of whites (and bright neutrals) work brilliantly throughout the home and transition naturally from season to season.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Also, don’t discount your ability to mix-and-match your decor across a broad spectrum of colors as you work with a white background! Using white as the base of your design palette allows you to play with all sorts of fun, interesting color choices in your decor and home accessories. On that note…

2. White Wall + Tertiary-Colored Furniture

A developing theme among top kitchen and living space designers is designing around white walls with tertiary colors, especially in furniture. A “tertiary color” is the result of mixing a primary color with its adjacent secondary color on the color wheel.

The six tertiary colors are yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow-orange. This palette brings in some natural jewel tones, which pair well with brass and metallic accents and accessories.

3. Small (but Bold) Pops of Color

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Splashes of citrus tones can brighten up your home design in 2017. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

“Summer brings with it bold flavors, sights and sounds. This year, we’re noticing bold color is along for the ride too,” says Allie. Again, this trend rides the over-arching theme of neutral and white in your primary home design. Instead of splashing color all over your space, try using small pops of bold color around the room for an eye-catching effect.

4. Brass is Back

Brass elements in your decor are back in for the summer of 2017 – but unlike many trends, we believe brass fixtures are relatively timeless. Whether you use brass in your door handles, appliance knobs and handles, or statement accessories, brass is an engaging, warm metallic presence in your home design.

Our favorite places to utilize brass are in kitchen and bath design, where we’ve watched Peter Salerno and his team use them to dramatic effect.

For the rest of Allie Holcomb King’s summer 2017 design tips, head over to the full article at HGTV.com and enjoy!

What Colors Do I Use For Mother’s Day? Find Out Here!

Pick These Colors For Mother’s Day Gifts and Designs

Happy Mother’s Day! To the women that raised us, nurtured us, gave us food, clothing and shelter, and sacrificed of themselves to make our lives better – thank you. The words can never be quite enough, but after all you’ve given us, what could be?

It’s that beautiful time of spring, when everything is in bloom, the weather starts getting warm (and staying warm!), and we get to honor the wonderful women in our lives with Mother’s Day gifts, cards and flowers.

A Mother's Day Pantone color design palette.
A Mother’s Day Pantone color design palette.

It can be a slightly awkward affair at times – especially when picking flowers, can’t it? We often find ourselves poring over the floral selection, wondering what each color of roses symbolizes, and whether or not we’re being appropriate (especially if it’s a mother-in-law or a friend!). Are red roses too romantic? Are yellow roses too “friendly” and not “loving enough”?

When it comes to color and design, we here at Design Your Lifestyle like to think we have your back. Coupling our parent company’s knowledge as the most award-winning kitchen design firm in North America this century with our own research into Pantone color system seasonal trends, we’ve come up with the perfect Mother’s Day palette for you!

From warm to cool to neutral, these colors (taken straight from the Pantone color matching system for easy retrieval) are perfectly appropriate – and appropriately perfect! – for Mother’s Day.

The Perfect Colors For Mother’s Day Design

1. Primrose Yellow.

Our lead writer may be a bit biased here: his mother, after all, has a “sunny” disposition when it comes to life and her favorite songs. From “Here Comes the Sun” to “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, it only seemed appropriate to list the hottest shade of bright, sunny yellow from the Spring 2017 Pantone collection as our #1 color design pick for Mother’s Day.

Primrose Yellow (13-0755 TCX) is optimistic, warm, and friendly – perfect for Mother’s Day. Whether it be yellow roses, carnations, gift wrap, lemon cookies (or a bottle of Limoncello), this shade conveys all the love and warmth you want to show Mom this year.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Primrose Yellow injects pure sunshine into spring.

2. Pale Dogwood.

Much like Primrose Yellow, our next color choice comes straight from Pantone’s Spring 2017 color collection. Pale Dogwood (13-1404 TCX) is a light, blushing pink that reflects feminine charm and genuine affection. Unlike a hotter shade of pink (which might set a more romantic or distracting tone), a calmer shade like Pale Dogwood conveys the proper message.

A light shade of pink like this one is a great choice for gift wrap, flowers, table settings, and invitations.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The light, airy Pale Dogwood is an amazing shade of pink.

3. Lily White.

Don’t judge a color by its name! Such is the case with Lily White (11-4301 TCX), which upon further inspection has a subtle hint of green underneath its neutral white tone. The perfect neutral to accompany all 3 of the other shades in this collection, Lily White manages to be a “warm” white to draw some attention in the midst of its pastel compatriots.

Lily White is a beautiful color choice for present packaging or gift wrap/ribbon, table settings, invitations, vases and other textiles, and a great “pairing color” for the others on this list.

Pantone Lily White. 2017 Mother's Day Colors.

4. Violet Tulip.

Roses are a popular floral choice for Mother’s Day bouquets. But a close second to roses are tulips – and a great purple shade with the tulip in mind rounds out this year’s collection of Mother’s Day colors in our Pantone color palette. Violet Tulip (16-3823 TCX) is a cool lavender shade that is soothing to see.

Use a light lavender shade like Violet Tulip in floral arrangements, “bath and spa” gifts, gift wrap, and in room decor if you’re hosting a Mother’s Day brunch or get-together at your home.

Pantone Violet Tulip. 2017 Mother's Day Colors.

Snow Day Home Design Inspirations For 2017

Stay Warm And Enjoy These Snow Day Design Inspirations

We always dream of a white Christmas. Apparently in 2017, we’re getting a white St. Patrick’s Day. What in the world is going on?

A major snowstorm in the middle of March isn’t the ideal situation for many of us (unless you love skiing or getting an unplanned day off!) – but we always like to turn every situation in a positive. So while you have all this extra time cooped up avoiding the snow, let’s make the best of it!

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

After all, whether you like the snow or not, it’s a reflection of a massive home design trend. Whites and neutrals aren’t just complementary colors anymore – they’re the center of attention!

From gorgeous white transitional kitchens full of ambient light to warm neutral tones in living spaces, there are so many ways to utilize whites and neutrals in your home design. Take Pantone’s last several collections of seasonal color palettes as a guide – each of them contained at least one core neutral that not only balanced each collection, but helped define it.

A gorgeous transitional kitchen design from Peter Salerno's TRANSITIONS™ line. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Cozy neutrals help keep you warm on a snowy day. (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc. Peter Rymwid photography)

(These Pantone colors – Hazelnut, Warm Taupe, Potter’s Clay and Iced Coffee – are all wonderful options for custom kitchen and bath design, either as an accent color or the “main event”.)

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Check out the home design photos above and below and get inspired! After all, 2017 is a year to let nature and natural colors influence your design – so even a massive snowstorm can be used as a positive. If you’d like more information about any of the design photos in this article, fill out the contact form at the end of this article.

Stay warm!

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning white transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Clean and Sophisticated: This 2017 White Kitchen Design Is Trendy Yet Timeless

2017 Kitchen Design Photos: Stunning White & Neutral Design

Thank you to the Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page for sharing its design photos used in this article. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America. For more information about Peter Salerno, his company and his custom designs, please call (201) 251-6608.

Our team at “Design Your Lifestyle” has been telling you for months that whites and neutrals CAN be the focal points of your new custom kitchen and bath designs for 2017. Well, consider these new design photos from award-winning designers Peter Salerno Inc. the proof!

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy while using classic colors.

This stunning 2017 kitchen design, aptly named “Clean and Sophisticated”, rests squarely on a palette of radiant white, rich Hazelnut dark neutrals and warm taupes. Of course, it’s easy to see that white dominates the discussion in this kitchen design – from the Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry to the island countertop, the furniture to the custom range hood, the fireplace mantle to the decor (we love the decorative urns on the island), clean white is everywhere you look.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – note the sleek curve on the custom sink and cabinets.

The freshness of the clean white palette is emphasized by the sheer mass of pure ambient light that radiates in through the large windows. For such a large kitchen design, you’ll note the relatively minimal amount of lighting fixtures (two statement island lighting fixtures, some recessed lighting in the ceiling, a lamp and a chandelier). With the colossal trio of windows above the custom sink, countertop and cabinetry, this kitchen design will always see plenty of daylight.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – extended view including gorgeous ceiling design.

The Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design extends into a lounge area, complete with fireplace and cozy, dark-neutral sectional sofa. We love the unique features of this lounge area, especially the use of a dark accent taupe on the fireplace wall. This “flips” the color scheme of the room at one end, by making two large white wall prints the accent instead of the feature. The fireplace mantle is smartly adorned with several statement pieces, and the outside patio door adds even more floor-to-ceiling ambient light to the room.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – fireplace and lounge view featuring dark neutrals.

With one final look at this gorgeous 2017 kitchen design, we notice the large custom hutch near the kitchen seating area. Also worth noting is the deep, rich tone of the kitchen island, and the light wood grain of the floor which mirrors the light taupe of the ceiling and pulls the entire kitchen design together.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – one final look at this “timeless yet trendy” kitchen.

All White Design: A Winter 2016 Bath Design Ideabook

All White Design: A Winter 2016 Bath Design Ideabook

All year, the Design Your Lifestyle team has trumpeted the arrival of “statement neutrals” – using neutral tones as primary color elements in your home, kitchen and bath design. With December 2016 right around the corner, we turn your attention to the most basic (and wintery) of neutrals – white!

The freshness of pure white and off-white neutrals cannot be ignored. A crisp white finish to your home bath design provides an immediate “pop” of class and distinction, and will never go out of style. Combine these white design features with a well-designed amount of ambient light, and you have a brilliant finish to the statement bath design of your dreams!

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. understands and masterfully utilizes the strength of white in bath design. From traditional to transitional, Peter Salerno and his design team bring the beauty of white to life in their award-winning bath designs. (And when you’ve won more national design awards than any firm in North America since 2002, you’re an expert to trust!)

An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this article are prime examples of how to properly utilize white as a “statement neutral” in your bath design. Of course, going “full white” as a color design scheme is generally doomed to fail.

So how does an expert designer like Peter Salerno, CMKBD, utilize such large amounts of white in his award-winning bath designs while still maintaining that “WOW” factor his clients desire? Here are a few tips from a master designer and his team.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning white transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
Even the brightest of bath designs needs contrast. In the Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this piece, notice the utilization of rich wood grains in the feature cabinetry and islands. We love the gorgeous center cherry wood island in the top bath design, as well as the dark wood grains of the custom cabinetry and tables below. The depth and texture of these darker wood elements only serves to make the delicate whiteness of the tile, paint, claw foot tubs and counters that much brighter.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A white transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Keep in mind that all the white paint, tile and counter spaces you implement will be augmented by proper use of ambient light. There is always room for statement lighting, but nothing beats the mixture of crisp sunshine off white design elements to make a neutral white tone seem earthy and welcoming.

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