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January 16 at #KBtribechat – Design Crush Kitchens

A design discussion

Design Crush features | Soapstone -Polycor | Range – BlueStar | Hood – Zephyr Ventilation | Sink/Faucet – Franke | Pendant Lights – Wilson Lighting | photo by Edward Caldwell Photography

This week we are pinning to our group board Kitchens. Let us know if you’d like to be added to this board!

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

1.) Is aesthetic beauty the main reason for your design crush on a kitchen?: Explain!

2.) Sometimes the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Please share images of kitchens you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

3.) How does appliance choice affect our reaction to a kitchen?

4.) How do you go about choosing color for the kitchen? Do “colors of the year” affect your choices? What colors do you find spectacular for kitchens?

5.) Mixing metal details is a fun way to add excitement to a space. Do you like this concept? Why? Share images of kitchens that do a good job including mixed metals!

6.) Can designing for health and sustainability also be a trophy kitchen? Explain!

7.) Sometimes we find ourselves crushing on the details. What kitchen organizers, storage solutions, decorative hardware, lighting or tech have delighted you?

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Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019

Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE):

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Want to know what the experts are forecasting as trends for surfaces and color for 2019? Join during our #KBTribeChat hour as we take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2019, share just some of the flooring, stone and tile #TISE2019 brands who can help you achieve these looks, and offer color tips to enhance the overall design. Share your thoughts and your ideas!  

We also invite you to join us at in person @TISEevents this January 23-25, 2019 for a sensory experience. These four themes will be brought to life LIVE on the design stage at The DISH, as our international trends forecasting team Scarlet Opus infuses their concepts into a beautifully designed sensory space. Plus, a trend forecaster from their firm will be on-hand offering deeper insights into these themes and your next project. In addition, Scarlet Opus, has produced the 2019 Trends Audio Tour. After soaking in the trends at The DISH, take a walk across the floor as the audio tour guides you to view the curated exhibitors and their products on the exhibit hall floor. 

OH, and as a special thank you to all the #KBtribechat participants, we are offering you a Complimentary 2019 Trends Audio Tour! Use promo code TOUR1 when registering for TISE 2019 to receive this special offer. www.intlsurfaceevent.com/kbtribechat 

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first-hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.  

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Discussion Questions

1a. Trend #1 is curious | stimulating | sensory | vitalizing| sustainable. How do you mix science and technology with nature in your designs?

1b.    What surfaces do you think can achieve the balance of technology and nature? What colors come to mind?

2a. Trend #2 is primitive | meaningful | reflective | rural | balanced. How do you bring peace to your designs? 

2b.    How would you achieve a rural, yet peaceful aesthetic using surface materials and color?

3a. Trend #3 is luxury | refined style | understated glamour | heritage. What does it look like to blend futuristic styling and maturity in a design?

3b.    What surfaces and colors do you think can achieve a refined, mature, luxurious design?

4a. Trend #4 is bold | diverse | cultural | self-expressive | free. How would you achieve a multi-cultured, multi-colored design?

4b.   In being bold. Would you put color and pattern in the surface materials, the paint, or other parts of the design?

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*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/21/19.  

 

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October 24 at #KBtribechat – Adding Character + Style to the Kitchen

A design discussion! 

Sponsored and Hosted by Elmira Stove Works

Designing the perfect kitchen is always a challenge. With so many options, it can be tough to settle on a specific look. So, how do you create a kitchen that’s not only stylish and functional but that will be relevant five, 10 – or even 15 – years from now? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular trends in kitchen spaces. 

While white and neutral hued cabinetry are still popular, there is a move toward incorporating more colorful cabinetry in the kitchen, particularly rich blues and greens. This infusion of color feels fresh and can create a sense of desired contrast. For those who still lean toward a more neutral look, dark gray cabinetry provides a subtle, yet sophisticated touch. 

In regard to surfaces, natural stone and quartz remain solid choices. However, materials like concrete, wood and stainless steel are gaining traction, as are countertops made of recycled materials. Integrated sinks, in which there is no visible seam between the sink and countertop, are also popular and offer a clean, streamlined look, making them a great option for more minimalist kitchens. 

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When it comes to appliances, matte black stainless steel continues to be on trend and provides a dramatic counterpoint to lighter colored cabinetry and accents. On the other hand, many designers and homeowners are opting to forgo stainless and instead are choosing colorful mid-century style appliances. These appliances combine nostalgic style with modern features, making them well-suited for a wide range of decor styles and kitchen spaces.

Antique-inspired appliances are also getting the attention of both designers and homeowners. These timeless appliances can be paired with elements such as a farmhouse sink, exposed wood beams and vintage accents to bring classic style and authentic character to Victorian homes and cottages and cabins.

One thing is clear – no single kitchen style rules the day. In fact, there are virtually limitless ways to add character and style to kitchen spaces. Let’s get the design conversation started!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1:  A recent study reported that homeowners are moving away from all white kitchens toward more colorful cabinetry and wood finishes. Are you seeing more colorful looks in the kitchen? Show us!

Q2:  With ‘aging in place’ and more people choosing to stay in their existing homes, many homeowners are opting to remodel their kitchens. What’s trending now in kitchen remodels? Share images.

Q3:  Many homeowners are moving into older neighborhoods and restoring Victorian and other period homes. Share photos of your favorite Victorian or farmhouse kitchens.

Q4:  What interesting ways have you seen antique and retro style appliances incorporated into kitchens? Images, please!

Q5:  Cabin and cottage style kitchens encourage a range of styles – from rustic to contemporary. What design trends are you seeing in these types of kitchens?

Q6:  What are some creative ways to add character to a kitchen – e.g., accessories, appliances, cabinetry, countertops, etc.? Photos, please!

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August 8 at #KBtribechat – Neutrals vs. Color in the Kitchen & Bath

A design discussion! 

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone

When it comes to the kitchen and bath, the array of available design options – from appliances to surface materials to paint colors – is virtually endless, making it easier than ever before to personalize these spaces. While neutrals remain popular, infusing kitchens and bathrooms with color is gaining traction.

Let’s take a closer look at the options.

Perfectly Neutral. It’s hard to go wrong with neutrals (think white, black, brown, cream, gray, and pretty much any muted earthy tone). These subtle hues “go” with everything, and offer a solid foundation for decorating, regardless of style. When layered, neutrals can create a very harmonious look, and when interesting textures and patterns are incorporated – natural stone countertops or a tiled shower surround, for example – the results can be understated, yet undeniably sophisticated.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Aria Stone Gallery, Fernando’s Marble Shop

Color(ful) Stories. Adding color – whether on a small or larger scale – can freshen up a monochromatic color scheme and bring new life to a kitchen or bath space. Cabinetry in hues of blue and green is popping up more frequently and can be a great complement to warm woods and metallic finishes. Natural stone surfaces are another great way to inject color into kitchens and bathrooms. Granite and quartzite can both be found in a variety of inviting hues, and – when used for a feature wall, backsplash or waterfall island – can create a striking focal point within a space.

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Images – clockwise from left: Aria Stone Gallery, Flemington Granite, Polycor


Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1) When it comes to the bathroom, what inspires you – spaces layered in neutral hues or spaces that makes a statement with bold color?

Q2) What about bathroom surfaces specifically – e.g., vanities and shower surrounds? Do you prefer to “go neutral” or opt for surfaces with a pop of color?

Q3) Thinking about the kitchen now. What are the best ways to bring color into a kitchen without overwhelming the space? Share photos, please.

Q4) What about adding color (and movement) through pattern – e.g., patterned countertops and backsplashes. What patterns are trending at the moment?

Q5) Black is a timeless, sophisticated neutral. Are you seeing black used in the kitchen and bath? Photos please!

Q6) What hues do you think will be most important in kitchens and bathrooms as we move into 2019, and why? (There are no wrong answers!)

Q7) Share photos of your favorite kitchens and baths, and tell us why you love them!

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July 26 at #KBtribechat – Color in the Kitchen

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

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As the kitchen merges into the living space, we’re seeing new colors, finishes and design trends emerge. Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, July 26 at 2 pm for a discussion on color in the kitchen. We’ll look at the latest in appliance finishes and talk about creative ways people are bringing pops of color into the kitchen.

 

 

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions:
1. How have open floor plans influenced design?
2. Why do you think stainless has been so popular for so long?
3. Life after stainless. What’s next in finishes?
4. Stainless vs. matte. Which do you prefer and why?
5. When it comes to appliances what finish or color would you like to see?
6. What colors are you seeing dominate in the kitchen in general today?
7. Appliances, backsplashes, accessories. How do you play with color in the kitchen? Share Photos!

 

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Color for Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion hosted by color expert Amy Wax.

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Amy’s KBtribechat Questions:

  • Green gives a fresh, natural feel, a perfect concept when it comes to food. What are great ways of adding green to your kitchen design?
  • Texture has become such an important feature in all forms of design. Name some great ways of bringing texture into your kitchen or bath designs?
  • Is there a single element that motivates your color palette such as cabinetry, dishes or flow from other rooms?
  • What tools have you used to match the colors of your counters or dishes to create a more fluid design?
  • What is the better direction to go in – White & Efficient OR Colorful & Inviting?
  • As designers do you prefer warm or cool colors in your kitchen and bathroom decor? Explain!
  • How have color trends affected kitchen or bathroom design over the years?

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About Amy Wax
Award-Winning Professional Color Consultant & Creator of Color911®

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Amy works with architects, designers, builders and homeowners to select the colors for paints and other products that help their projects stand out. Eighteen years ago, she created Your Color Source Studios Inc., a firm that specializes in selecting colors for residential and commercial architectural use. A list of the company’s many projects include aiding in the development of color palettes for a Fortune 500 company, color and product selection for two projects that received Gold LEED status from the U.S. Government’s Green Building Council, and the creation of color palettes for numerous residential and commercial buildings.

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Amy created the Color911® app and blog to help people add color to their lives—whether someone is selecting colors for their home or business, or selecting colors for fashion, graphic design or another artistic use. The app shows how color enriches our lives, and it turns what is a difficult process for some into something that is truly satisfying and fun. Just a few of the accolades it has received have been being named a “Product of the Year” by This Old House Magazine, a “Can’t-Live-Without” app by Architectural Digest and a “Must-Have Resource” by Lonny Magazine. Amy hopes that Color911® helps you find the colors you love most, and inspires you to add color to your life!

Amy has a fantastic instagram feed.  We recommend you follow her there too for color inspiration!

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Livable Design

BLANCO defines livable design as transitional in feel – but with organic lines that are naturally inspired and offer durability and easy-to-clean performance. It’s not enough to walk the line between traditional and modern… today’s styles must also be performance driven – they need to save water, last longer, be easy-to-use and easy-to-clean. They also need to offer organic lines – gently sloping and easy to match with today’s surfaces, cabinetry and flooring. Even modern cabinetry is reliant on nature’s palettes and textures so the fixtures must match.

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BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting our January 7, 2015 KBtribechat.  

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Here are their discussion questions:

Question 1: What is livable design? How are you inspired by organic themes?

Question 2: Colors are livable. What colors take their inspiration from nature?

Question 3: Ergonomics are important to livable design. How do ergonomics impact your designs?

Question 4: How does personalization play a role in livable design?

Question 5: Durability is a hallmark of livable design. Is quality making a comeback? Are we tired of a throwaway culture?

Question 6: As living spaces come together, how do open floor plans impact design?

Question 7: Open floor plans also mean keeping spaces uncluttered. What organization systems are you employing to keep it clean?

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