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K+B Color Trends

A design discussion.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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:

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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.

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