Tag Archives: kitchen color

July 26 at #KBtribechat – Color in the Kitchen

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.

Dispatcher-10

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.

 

 

Dispatcher-11

 

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!

 

Dispatcher

 

Join this Twitter Chat conversation
on Wednesday, July 26
from 2 to 3pm eastern 
by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!
Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

SaveSave

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

Color for Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion hosted by color expert Amy Wax.

IMG_5100

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?

IMG_5101

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

amywax
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.

Color911®
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!

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, December 9th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

Leave a comment

Filed under Guest Host Bios, kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

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.

Blanco518172_QUAT_R0_SSING_CA_WB

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

Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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?

Find more information at BlancoAmerica.com.

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

4 Comments

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

K+B Color Trends

A design discussion.

IMG_3056

A gray kitchen seen at KBIS 2014.

Are you finding gray to be the new white?

Los Angeles Times reporter Lauren Beale says “The graying of America has hit home — in its kitchen cabinets, bathroom counters and bedroom walls. The white-on-white look has had a lock on home interiors in recent years but is becoming passé, tastemakers have decreed.”

KBtribe – Do you agree?

Is color a huge factor in making a sale? 

Mark Woodman, immediate past president of the Color Marketing Group in Alexandria, Virginia says “Up to 85% of the consumer decision is based on color.”

Do you find this to be true?

If color is this important in client choices, isn’t having a showroom important? 

We hear that many K+B pros are closing their showrooms.  Showrooming, finding a product in a showroom and buying it online, is a new issue. Is having a showroom is still essential or have you found new ways to communicate choices to your clients?

What is your advice regarding color in the kitchen?

Is wood stained cabinetry still popular? Dark or Light?

What is your advice regarding color in the bathroom?

We want to see pics for all of the above!

Join this discussion on Twitter – Wednesday, May 28th from 2 to 3pm eastern time – by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

Here is the TRANSCRIPT for this KBtribechat.

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

Design Rules!

Is the work triangle still relevant?

Even the novice has heard of the work triangle in connection with kitchen design.  It’s the imaginary line between the sink, range and refrigerator. These items need to be thoughtfully placed for efficient use of the space.

Is the work triangle only relevant for small kitchens?

Can we throw out the rule if an island is involved?

Image

Blue is not a good color for the kitchen!

Do you agree with this statement?

Color “psychology” has taught us that not only is blue an appetite suppressant but  food does not look good against it. Does this translate to the kitchen?

Do you have pictures that prove this wrong?

Bathroom sink cabinets should be 34″ high.

This has long been a standard but is changing.  Tall clients often want taller counter heights in their bathrooms but is this a good idea?

We will be discussing these “rules” and more on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  Join our Twitter discussion by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets between two and three pm eastern time. We look forward to your input!

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.

7 Comments

Filed under Topic Descriptions

Timeless Kitchens!

On Wednesday, February 6th,  Patti Johnson will be hosting #kbtribechat.  She will lead us in a discussion on the design features of timeless kitchens. Our twitter chat is from 2 to 3pm eastern time. Join us!

Patti BlkWH HS

 


















As the owner of Patti Johnson Interiors, a full service Interior Design firm located in Ohio, Patti is a Professional Member of CID and IDS and served as President of The Interior Design Society in Ohio 2008 – 2010.

PJI has added Commercial Spaces to her resume and her design work has been featured in HouseTrends, ATHOME magazines and other local publications. As a contributor to various publications writing design advice articles she also engages readers on her blog “Chatti Patti Talks Design” and is currently participating in The Dayton Philharmonic ShowHouse to open this May.

Active in Social Media, Patti served as Chief Chat Ambassador for the popular Twitter based Interior Designer Chat for 2010 & 2011, a participant in the Brizo #Blogger19 program and recently traveled to Europe with Modenus as part of Blog Tour London.

Patti Johnson Interiors specializes in “Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places”, in both residential and commercial disciplines and enjoys working in a collaborative manner with Clients and an established team of professionals to provide solutions and bring the client’s vision to life.

To learn more or interact with Patti, visit these links:

PattiJohnsonInteriors.com

Twitter

Pinterest

Facebook

Patti’s Blog

Linkedin

Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.

Leave a comment

Filed under Guest Host Bios

Color – For The Kitchen and Bath!

We are pleased to announce that Lisa M. Smith will be leading us in a discussion on Color for the December 5, 2012 kbtribechat. Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa M. Smith

The founder of Interior Design Factory, Ltd. a boutique design firm and blogger for DécorGirl.net  Lisa is known as the “color girl” and thinking interior designer. She combines her sensitive artistic abilities, and an appreciation of architecture with her no-nonsense business minded approach to create interiors appropriate for today’s inhabitants.  Traditional or modern the interior is always fresh and happy.

1 Comment

Filed under Guest Host Bios