Kitchen and bath cabinetry play an important role in defining a home’s personality. According to Trevor Wiebe, business manager at Elias Woodwork, research has shown that over 80 percent of purchases are made based on color. Therefore, having a large color selection on a greater number of wood species is essential in today’s changing market.
|Eighty percent of home and interior design purchases are made based on color.|
“With the consumer’s ability to experience different colors, wood species and textures through mediums such as the internet and magazines, the marketplace goes through the in-thing at an alarmingly fast pace, very quickly creating an appetite for something new,” Wiebe said. “This rapidly changing taste in style has forced large and small cabinet companies to have access to a larger selection of stain, paint and glaze colors and techniques on a larger selection of wood species than ever.”
2015 COLOR PREDICTIONS
Pantone’s Pantone View home + interiors 2015, a compendium of major color trends that will influence the interiors marketplace in 2015, is another source for designers to follow for the latest styles.
While rigid color rules have been replaced by more creative guidelines, style and color coordination in the home remains a consistent goal. The Pan-tone View home + interiors 2015 forecast can validate some pre-conceived color choices, while also giving new color inspiration and direction, according to the company.
The nine palettes for 2015 are: Style-Setting, Abstractions, Botanicum, Zensations, Urban Jungle, Tinted Medley, Past Traces, Serendipity and Spontaneity.
Style-Setting highlights the elegance of the purple family against off-white, gray and taupe. Abstractions includes colors such as grape and apricot, dahlia red, stonewashed blue, hazel nut and vineyard green. Botanicum lifts directly from flora and foliage, with groupings of green, grape and café au lait.
Zensations takes the blue family to new levels, with additions of red, green, silver and gold. Urban Jungle combines warm skin tones with cool colors, as opposed to Tinted Medley which is awash in pastels. Past Traces offers a vintage feel, with parchment and cameo among the highlights. Serendipity meanwhile brings together a palette of golds, blues, pinks and scarlets, while Spontaneity delivers winsome and exuber-ant colors, including orchid, coral and jade.