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Kitchen Design 2017- What’s Next?

Fashion is a fickle phenomena.  What’s in today quickly morphs into the the next new sensation.  It doesn’t matter if it’s clothes or cabinets.  Granted, interior trends are slower to transition but it works the same way.

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She lives the green life.

It’s official.  The “color gods” have spoken.   Who are these “color gods”?  They would be an organization known as Pantone.  Pantone, Inc. is the authority on color, provider of color systems and leading technology for accurate communication of color. The market leader in color has officially named Emerald THE color for the year 2013.  When I think of emerald a number of things come to mind including:  my birthstone, mermaids, deep sea, summer AND  then I think about all the other greens and how we use them in our interior environments.  One thing I love about green is that it brings outside in.  As Pantone notes here it represents regeneration, healing and unity.

Here’s the EXACT color.

Just for fun I thought I’d share with you some of my fave ideabook finds containing the color green.


This is another kind of green that I love.  It almost makes me want to wash clothes.


These green marble tops definitely bring the lovely outside in. Hints of brown tie in the warm wood cabinets.


White cabinets are the rage and what better way to highlight them but with a clever shade of green on the walls?


Here’s the same color palette, warm wood and green marble.  As you can see, it works equally well whether the theme is contemporary or traditional.


This is a totally different green, almost grey suggesting elegance and refinement.  So whether your taste runs to emerald or chartreuse, green is a great option.  In fact there are two other greens on the hit parade for 2013, Tender Shoots and Grayed Jade.  You can see the complete Pantone Color Report for Spring 2013 here.


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