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  • By KitchenWise
  • 05 Mar, 2017

How to use Pantone 2017 Colour of the Year 

Global colour authority Pantone's 2017 Colour of the Year - Greenery - is symbolic of new beginnings.

A refreshing and revitalising shade, here are some ideas on how you can make use of a pop of green in your home.

Décor and architecture

Incorporate Pantone Greenery (or similar shades) in  décor and architecture in the following ways:
  • Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambience.
  • Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and décor provides respite and breathing space.
  • A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of colour, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors.
  • Bringing the outside in, the shade  ̶  like the plant life it represents  ̶  can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.

Kitchen splashbacks

Colour choices in glass splashbacks are endless! Choose your favourite hue of green for a fresh statement in your kitchen.

Cabinetry that speaks green

If you use a vibrant colour in your cabinetry or mix tones, we recommend a neutral benchtop. The cabinetry (above and below) frames the benchtops for balanced aesthetics.

Love this laminate 

Laminex Colour Palette Sphinx. Image: Laminex
KitchenWise can help you get the look of on-trend greenery in benchtops and cabinetry for your kitchen, laundry, bathroom and alfresco with Laminex Colour Palette Sphinx.  

Floors and décor

Beaumont Revival Wood Light Green floor tiles. Image: Beaumont

There are many choices of tiles and floor rugs to ground your kitchen in shades of green. Or bring in splashes of green hues into your décor.

A white kitchen allows you to decorate with on-trend green at a small cost through living plants and fresh cut flowers.

In our fast-paced world, adding greenery through potted plants in our kitchens helps bring us back to nature. Plants pair nicely with an organic-toned benchtop.

Bathroom bliss

This vintage-style bathroom features an essastone benchtop in Pure Cloud Gloss finish and cabinetry in Laminex Colour Palette in Curly Birch. Image: Laminex

A wall in a botanical colour paired with a neutral vanity can provide a tranquil ambience in your bathroom. Choosing the right wall colour gives the illusion of nature indoors.

Colour pairs

A hue of green is a subtle feature in the headboard of this heritage-style kitchen by KitchenWise.

Nature’s neutral, Pantone Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many colour combinations.

Greenery (and similar hues) pair with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, and metallics. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.

Who is Pantone?

Pantone, an X-Rite company, is a global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries. 

What is Pantone Colour of the Year

It is a symbolic colour selection; a colour snapshot of what Pantone’s colour experts see taking place in global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.

The colour selected as Pantone Colour of the Year is taken from the Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Colour System, the most widely used and recognised colour standards system for fashion, textile, home and interior design.

Need help choosing your colours?

We love helping clients choose their colours for the cabinetry in their new homes or renovations. Whether you feel inspired by Pantone's Colour of the Year, have your heart set on other colours, or don't know where to start  ̶   we'd love to help.
Phone 5831 2077 to book your consultation for colour and design in our showroom at 6 Telford Dve, Shepparton. http://www.kitchenwise.com.au/contact
By KitchenWise 28 Aug, 2017

The adage “Time is money” rings true for any business undergoing a revamp, or preparing to open its doors for the first time.

No business can afford to close shop for too long – or disrupt its workflow if it needs to remain operational. And when it re-opens, or returns from temporary to permanent work areas, a quality fit-out will enhance productivity and your customers’ impression of your brand.

Having specialised in shop and commercial fit-outs for more than 20 years, the KitchenWise team understands that no two jobs are the same.

The scale of work varies from full cabinetry fit-outs to custom cabinetry in existing work spaces. Other projects require cabinetry to enhance functionality and flair to industry-specific fit-outs provided by specialist suppliers.

Here are some of our recent projects where we got to show the versatility of our work.

Business brief:

While each of our clients ran very different businesses, they shared two common elements on their fit-out brief.

1.      Specific timeframes from the beginning of fit-out to open-for-business.

2.       A need for us to adapt our manufacturing and product to their industry-specific externally-supplied or existing products.

By KitchenWise 21 Jul, 2017

A custom-designed wardrobe has more benefits than meets the eye.

Not only does it look great, the well-planned use of space saves you time – and stress – in accessing what you need in a hurry.

Often, lack of organised storage space in other areas of the home – or even garage – results in non-bedroom paraphernalia cluttering floor and precious shelf space in the bedroom wardrobe. 

Hidden away from visitors, the bedroom wardrobe may inadvertently become home to miscellaneous household items: things like rolls of wrapping paper,  piles of documents, box games and disused toys, sentimental items, photo albums, sporting equipment, musical instruments, luggage and all sorts of  flotsam and jetsam of people’s lives. Sound familiar?

That’s not to say non-clothing items shouldn’t be kept in your wardrobe, but there are solutions to creating a more efficient and attractive storage area.

We help renovators and builders plan the area for their clothing and day-to-day items so they can keep things tidy and easily accessible.

So, how do we help transform the space?

By Write Line Communication 23 May, 2017

An eight-star energy display home built to raise money for Goulburn Valley Health’s oncology unit has received positive feedback from visitors.

The GV Health Foundation Charity Home, built by Sessions Builders and a host of other local trades and suppliers on Sanctuary Dve, Kialla, opened to the public in early February.

As the only eight-star energy home in the Goulburn Valley, its design and future sale for charity, has created a lot of excitement in the community.

Sessions Builders charity home project manager Bethanie Hemeter said local trades and suppliers gave as much as they could to bring the charity project to fruition.

“Any generosity was welcomed, so we could keep the cost down to donate as much as possible,” Bethanie said.

“Businesses donated services, materials, hard goods, soft goods and their time to build this home and proceeds from the sale of the house will go to the GV Health oncology unit.

“The generosity from trades and suppliers has been fantastic and the response from people visiting the home has been amazing.”

The charity house, also known as the Verde display home, will be sold within the next year. In the meantime, display home visitors are being wowed by the home’s many features.

By KitchenWise 18 Apr, 2017

If your kitchen wish list includes “lots of drawers”, you are not alone.

Most of our clients tell us they want as many drawers as possible in their new or re-modelled kitchen.

A kitchen brimming with drawers is on-trend for good reason.

Drawers provide 30 per cent more storage than cupboards and make it easier to find and access items.

This means a more organised kitchen – and less twisting and bending to access hard-to-reach items.

Drawers require more hardware than cupboards, so drawers are more expensive. Therefore, your budget and kitchen shape will ultimately determine your quantity of drawers.

By KitchenWise 05 Mar, 2017

Global colour authority Pantone's 2017 Colour of the Year - Greenery - is symbolic of new beginnings.

A refreshing and revitalising shade, here are some ideas on how you can make use of a pop of green in your home.

By KitchenWise 14 Feb, 2017

When it comes to kitchen splashbacks, you are spoilt for choice. The options are endless!

So how should you narrow the myriad of choices to pick the perfect splashback which fits your style – and budget? 

Here is some advice we offer our clients.

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