Inspired by Design

By Annette Wildenauer, CID | Posted: 03/06/2013 10:44AM


I recently returned from Europe after attending Sicam in Italy, Living Kitchen in Germany, and Maison in Paris full of ideas with all the intriguing uses of color. I hope this inspires you, too, to use color in new ways.

White + Woodgrain: Notice the white acrylic doors and wood interior;  it’s reverse of what we normally do in closets in North America. It certainly has me thinking…

Blue + Green: We noticed a use of color that pops.  I love the range of colors and the thought of using a color wheel to create a palette has me constantly pushing the color combination possibilities.

Pinks + Purples: The deep color and vibrant magentas are beautiful with many wood tones.

Color + Texture: Be bold when you think of using colors.  An unexpected pop of color makes me smile.

Source: Annette Wildenauer is the director of design and development for Northern Contours. For information visit or call (866) 344-8132.


About the Author

Northern Contours Annette Wildenauer

Annette Wildenauer, CID

Annette Wildnenauer is director of design and development for Northern Contours and has over 25 years of experience in the design industry as an educator, interior designer, business owner, corporate trainer, product design and sales professional. Her formal education in Interior Design, Sales and Business has been the foundation of her busy career. She is an innovative thinker who is constantly pushing the edge of our industry with great expectations of how business can and should change. Annette currently is the Director of Design and Development for Northern Contours. Annette is a passionate leader and champion for future growth of the design discipline.

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