2016 has arrived with a bang. Contemplation has turned from thought to innovation. Now with so many design and paint companies like Behr, CMG, Neon Deco, and Pantone; their designers are showing consumers like you the latest selections in colors to use this year.
The selection process of fixtures, faucets and accessories, styles and influences from different eras can sometimes overwhelm and not make it quite so easy for that latest bathroom or kitchen project. While beautiful may be in the eye of the beholder, just getting there may be a mixed blessing. At least an unintened one for sure.
That is where Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. comes to the rescue! Our Home Improvement Services are here just for you and your next project. Home, business, or institution upgrades or remodels have never been so easy. And check out these timeless ideas. Review these colors on the right - Your are looking at the new norm for 2016.
Options mean just that. How to begin the process that works well for you is our discussion point for this article. So, lets begin. Choosing products individually, combining colors styles and influences means it's all about what you may want. However mixing and matching isn't as easy as it looks, and might not work once installed due to the way they function. Thanks to Kohler this year, we have some better options for consideration. Since most paint companies use 10 to 20 colors each year, it has never been easier to take advantage of the options, and still make it the best for the location of that special home, business or institutional project.
Harmony! What will make sense is to consider choosing products from a collection. The sink, toilet, bathtub, paint and accessories, often reflects a single, distinctive style. The similarities within the different elements of the collection are subtle, but crucial for cohesiveness.
“It’s the small details that express the style within a collection,” says interior designer Travis Rotelli at the Kohler Design Center. “Our Purist® line, for example, has a very minimal look and clean lines. The escutcheon plate on the robe hook is the same as on the base stem of the faucet. With all of our collections, the central design aesthetic is artfully filtered throughout the entire suite.”
Considering all the material and style variables, choosing from a collection can provide easy, quick shopping. “Collections are a great starting point for consumers,” Rotelli says.
Another subtle key to a harmonious bathroom is to install matching faucet finishes.
“Not all metal finishes are created equal,” Rotelli says, “A stainless steel finish, for instance, can vary greatly from one manufacturer to another due to the difference in nickel content. Compare [a KOHLER] faucet side by side with one of inferior quality, and you really can see the difference.”
Adds Rotelli, “Kohler’s stainless steel products always hold up nicely because we use steel with a higher nickel content. Some companies use the higher-quality steel, some don’t. That high quality allows us to offer a lifetime warranty on those finishes.”
You also want a seamless functionality in the sinks, faucets, toilets, vanities and accessories you select. They must function well but work well and be pleasing to the eye. By matching components for size and scale as well as looks insures those pesky little after thoughts are not a reality. For example: A large-scale faucet can overwhelm a petite sink—and it could cause water to splash out of the basin. A strikingly contemporary vanity might be beautiful in its own right, but when paired with an antique sink and faucet, the visual disconnect can be jarring.
We invite you to view your project as a canvas someone might paint. Unity doesn't mean uniformity anymore. Personalize, add paint, distinctive wallpapers, photos, framed art and decor and music are all part of your personality. BTW, these elements can be updated as often as you like with minimal planning. Selection of fixtures, faucets, showers, and cabinets can easily create serenity and balance, and express a single focus. Find your own harmony.
Consider lighting and paint colors and types that will make the most sense. Paint is subtle, and shadows can dramatically affect the visual appearance. Day to night changes are either enhanced or made harsh by light. Incorporation of contrasting whites with large splashes of color are a great way to change the asthetic of any room. Adding additional colors in pillows, shower curtains, photos, frames, linens and mats are all ways to make those changes totally personal.
Review your types of paint options from various manufacturers. Sherwin Williams even has a special Bath & Spa Waterborne Interior Paint that offers a mildew resistant, color lock tech that won't rub off, cleans easily and contains paint and primer together. Such things were never even heard of in the not too distant past. Amazing palettes predicting colors from fashion and fabrics to home decor, interior design trends and bathroom and kitchen fixtures are now the new norm. Whether you are looking for changes in the home with calming zen like colors, or boosting your business or commercial spaces with energetic and lively colors, companies like Sherwin Williams have broken it down for you.
The elements that remind us to live well, be well, and stay well are vital to creating spaces to unplug. Natural materials, honed and sheer… Ancient alabaster and marble hues. Warmer grays turning to khaki and blushed neutrals.” –SherwinWilliams.com
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