July 15 at #KBtribechat: COLOR CUES – How colors influence in our lives!

A design discussion

Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC

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Given how much we are all staying at home now it has been fascinating watching the DIY projects shoot through the roof. I would love to see some statistics on DIY paint purchases.

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Most of us have been through many Color 101 classes and trend reports. You likely have a basic understanding of hues, tints, shades, and complementary or tertiary color palettes, along with what this year’s color of the year is. Once I received my certification as an Architectural Color Consultant my perspective of the world of color was blown away! As interior designers in the kitchen and bath industry, we know we can’t select wall/paint colors in a vacuum from ALL the other finishes that we specify every day.

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We must consider ALL the elements! Outdoor landscaping, reflection, region, window direction, time of day, CRI, CCT, wood undertones, metamerism . . . and the list goes on. How can we best support the vision of our aging population, or support the mental wellbeing of our children? Do we want to stimulate our appetites in our kitchens and dining rooms or decrease our appetites?

“Color is the REACTION that light is having to an object or within a space, without LIGHT there is no color.  The type and amount of light affects the perception of color.”

No color is inherently wrong, although its amount, intensity, or depth may indeed be wrong for the LIGHT of a space. By manipulating the variables that create color, any number of combinations can be achieved that will bring life and light to the architectural space.

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Let’s break it down by room or “issue”.

QUESTIONS:

Q1: Considering Biophilia and Wellness trends, how can we utilize color in the home to help bring the outdoors in, to replicate and mimic nature inside the home?

Q2: Thinking specifically about our ever-growing Aging in Place population, how can we utilize color and color combinations to aid independent living?

Q3: In understanding how to best support our children’s wellbeing what are the best colors for their bedrooms?

Q4: Now that we are all working from home what colors best support productivity while also reducing stress in our home offices?

Q5: What are the best colors psychologically in supporting the occupants of our kitchens and dining rooms, which must support so many different activities from morning till night?

Q6. In thinking about the various activities in the bathroom what are the best colors

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Hosted by Paula Kennedy, CMKBD, CLIPP, CACC
Timeless Kitchen Design, Seattle Washington
NKBA CEU Provider
“Color Cues – Colors influence in our lives” is an approved NKBA Chapter CEU
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July 8 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen and Bath Showrooms: Bricks, Online, and Hybrid

Hosted by Scott Koehler

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Scott’s KBtribechat Questions:

1.)  How are kitchen and bath showrooms changing in 2020?

2A.)  What are the advantages/disadvantages of a virtual showroom?

2B.)  What are the advantages/disadvantages of a brick-and-mortar showroom? 

2C.)  What are the advantages of having brick-and-mortar AND virtual showroom capabilities? 

3.)  What role has technology played in the changing landscape of kitchen and bath showrooms?

4.)  Do you work on kitchen and bath designs via video conferencing apps like ZOOM, FaceTime, Microsoft teams? Do you like video conferencing? Why?

5.)  What is the biggest item you have purchased online without ever seeing it in person? 

6.)  What would you tell a young designer who is just coming into the kitchen and bath industry about the need for a showroom? 

7.)  Are kitchen and bath showrooms changed forever by COVID-19 or will things go back to the way they were pre Coronavirus? 

8.)  Do you work out of a brick-and-mortar showroom or virtually or both?

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July 1 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Coastal Vibe

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Why is coastal style so popular?

2.) What are your go to cabinet, countertop and backsplash choices for a coastal vibe?

3.) What materials and finishes lend a relaxed, at the beach sense to a room? Share pics!

4.) Are there certain colors that help inspire the feel of a beach house? Share pictures and ideas you like for implementing colors of the coast!

5.) Is natural light important in creating a breezy, coastal feel to the kitchen? Explain and show examples that make all the difference.

6.) What other tips do you have to create a fun, coastal vibe in our interiors?

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June 24 at #KBtribechat – Bathroom Design, a mid-year review

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s bathrooms?

 

  1. What materials are you seeing used in bathroom design?

 

  1.    How are people customizing their bathrooms? (color, lighting, hardware, storage solutions, mirrors…)

 

  1. How has technology impacted the bathroom? Has it changed the room’s look and feel?

 

  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their bathroom design?

 

  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in bathroom design, what would it be?

 

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June 17 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Design Trends, a mid-year review

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From Timeless to Minimalist, we’re talking about the latest in kitchen design trends on Wed, June 17 at 2 pm eastern.  Bring your favorite looks, layouts and ideas to the upcoming Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances.

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s kitchens?
  1. What materials are you seeing used in kitchen design?
  1.  How are people customizing their kitchens?
  1. How has technology impacted the look and feel of a kitchen?
  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their design?
  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in kitchen design, what would it be?

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June 10 at #KBtribechat – Designing for Small Spaces

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation and PCBC

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Consumers have spoken: Bigger isn’t always better. A desire for smaller homes was a trend identified in a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The survey revealed that most buyers prefer smaller homes with high-quality products over a more spacious home with fewer amenities.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances, knows that homes don’t have to be spacious in order to be efficient, high-performing and beautiful. With the right amenities, small spaces can emulate the functionality of a larger home, which will be discussed during our Designing for Small Spaces KBTribeChat on Wednesday June 10, co-hosted by Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) and PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference), the premier homebuilding trade show on the West Coast (@PCBC_TheShow).

The chat was originally scheduled to take place at PCBC, and despite show plans changing, PCBC still plans to join Whirlpool Corporation to connect with building industry professionals and discuss small spaces.

Certain appliances and design elements can make all the difference when it comes to small spaces. Whirlpool Corporation’s family of brands offer innovative products that have been thoughtfully designed to suit a variety of home types, giving builders the appliance options that match virtually any project.

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Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 10 as we discuss what’s driving the desire for smaller homes and how beauty and performance can be maximized in small spaces.

To prepare for the discussion, here are our chat questions:

1.) What are some advantages of smaller homes?

2.) Which appliances and design elements can help increase performance and functionality in small spaces?

3.) How can you creatively maximize space in small kitchens or laundry rooms without sacrificing design?

4.) How can home chefs mimic the functionality of a large kitchen in a small space?

5.) How are different generational preferences influencing the design of small spaces?

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June 3 at #KBtribechat – It’s Time to Enjoy Outdoor Living

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) As a result of everyone sheltering in place this spring, what outdoor living trends are you expecting to emerge this year?

Q2.)  What colors work well for outdoor spaces? Share fun ways to include them!

Q3.)  What is desired now for outdoor cooking areas? (features, materials, appliances, looks)

Q4.) Victory gardens are big this year. Do you grow produce at home? Share the ways you are doing it!

Q5.) How can we grow herbs and other produce inside the home? Share tips and ideas you like!

Q6.) We are all looking forward to warm weather and enjoying our outdoor spaces. What are your favorite refreshing summer drinks to serve and enjoy? Please share the recipes!

Q7.) What recipes are you looking forward to preparing this summer as you enjoy time outdoors with family and friends?

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Move Over Millennials: Are You and Your Biz Ready to Market to and Employ Gen Z?

Hosted by Irene Williams

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Generation Z is coming of age. Is your business poised to market to and employ this unique, increasingly powerful group? Well, you need to be! As of this year, Gen Z represents 40% of U.S. consumers and is rapidly entering the workforce. Born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Zers are challenging marketplaces and workplaces—in new, different ways than Millennials have.

Join us for a practical chat led by digital marketer Irene Williams and longtime contributor to our industry. After years managing social media and digital marketing for herself and her agency’s clients, Irene has gained lots of knowledge and know-how about connecting and communicating with cross-generational audiences. As Gen Z is coming on strong and set to be the largest demographic segment on the planet, it’s time for all of us to dive in, discuss, and get ready!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.)  What do you know about Gen Z? Share your take on mindsets, priorities, etc.
2.)  How does tech affect Gen Z?
3.). What does Gen Z want for home & design?
4.)  How can your biz prep for Gen Z clients & employees?
5.)  Share the “Gen Z in Me”—the ways you relate to & understand this group.

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May 20th at #KBtribechat – Gourmet Kitchens

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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Many people are taking on DIY projects and reimagining their homes during this lockdown period. If you’ve thought about upgrading your kitchen, join us for a Twitter Chat hosted by GE Appliances on Wed., May 20 at 2 pm ET. We’ll discuss design, finishes and features of gourmet kitchens.

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. We’re spending more time at home than ever. If you could add one “gourmet” feature to your kitchen right now what would it be?

  1. What refrigerator configuration or design do you see most in high end kitchens?

  1. What appliance is the centerpiece of a gourmet kitchen?

  1. What materials or colors do you associate with gourmet kitchens?

  1. High end appliances often contain cutting edge technology. What technology do you expect to find in a gourmet kitchen?

  1. Time to share. What has been the most gourmet meal you’ve cooked since shutdown began (or just one you really enjoyed)?

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May 13 at #KBtribechat – Smart Home for K+B

A design discussion!

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1.) What do your clients want in connected home technology?

2.) What are the benefits of connected home technology?

3.) How has connected technology influenced home design?

4.) Where in the home is connected technology advancing the most?

5.) What are some of the smart kitchen features that homeowners want most?

6.) What smart home features do your clients want for bathrooms?

 

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