To color or not to color? That is the question. It is an age-old query in the design industry that receives varied responses from consumers to designers to builders. Benjamin Moore recently declared “Simply White” as its Color of the Year for 2016 while Pantone provided a plethora of vivid tones for spring 2016 and announced pastel-toned Rose Quartz and Serenity as its Colors of the Year. It is no wonder the battle between color and neutrals is never ending.
On January 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. EST, Elmira Stove Works will be hosting the KBTribeChat, a Twitter forum for kitchen and bath professionals held every Wednesday to discuss industry trends, news and events. The questions provided below are designed to start a dialogue to determine where the kitchen industry stands currently, so we can predict, or perhaps just contemplate, where upcoming design trends may take us. Be sure you are following the Elmira Stove Works and KBTribeChat Twitter accounts and use the hashtag #KBTribeChat to participate. Enjoy!
Q1: What is your favorite kitchen color scheme? What color palette would you choose for your dream kitchen? #KBTribeChat
Q2: Have you seen or noticed an impressive kitchen project recently? Tweet the photo & tag the designer / product manufacturers! #KBTribeChat
Q3: What was your favorite “wow” factor of a past kitchen project? A custom colored appliance? A bold accent to a neutral kitchen? Let us know! #KBTribeChat
Q4: In your experience, what color, pattern and design rules are worth following when planning a kitchen? #KBTribeChat
Q5: Beyond color, how do you work shapes, curves and lines into a kitchen layout? Do you prefer linear or non-linear…or a mixture? #KBTribeChat
Q6: In 5 years, do you see kitchen trends more color saturated or veering toward achromatic palettes with subtle color included? #KBTribeChat
If you will be attending KBIS 2016 next week, we would love to continue the conversation at Booth #N383 and show you our retro and antique kitchen appliances, including the new Northstar Model 1947 36-inch six-burner range. Also, on Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m., we will be hosting a giveaway drawing for the chance to win an Apple Watch!
We hope to see you there!