By Kelly DuByne
Tile is almost always involved in our remodels. For kitchens in particular, there is always a backsplash of some sort. Backsplashes are most often the last of the finishes selected after the cabinets, flooring and counter selection. Backsplashes can be subdued and blend in with the other finishes or the wall paint, or, can be an accent. We usually install backsplashes up to the cabinet, and sometimes even around the kitchen window, up to the ceiling.
Types of backsplashes can include ceramic or porcelain tile, glass tile mosaics, subway tile, handmade tiles, even metal and ledger stone. Pictured here are examples of our recent projects showing a variety of backsplashes. Be sure to check out our Backsplash page on Pinterest for more inspiration!
By Kelly Dubyne
Pantone announced the color of the year for 2017 in early December. You may not think the color of the year has much significance but I am going to share with you how you can use it to make a positive difference in your life. As a designer, I get downright giddy when the color of the year is announced. This year, it is called ‘Greenery’. It is a bright, vibrant, happy shade of green!
On the color wheel, green is considered a cool, calming color, but this particular vibrant green has a yellow undertone and feels warm and active. Pantone describes Greenery as “fresh, calming, and meant to inspire new beginnings.” Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute says Greenery “bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose”.
Be ready to see this color in beauty, fashion, appliances, graphic design, home decor and even cars! How can you use it in your home and life? Consider a scarf, top or even jacket for your wardrobe. (Wouldn’t a Greenery pair of heels be fantastic?!)
Bring Greenery’s warmth into your home by painting an accent wall in this rejuvenating shade. Or, consider simple accents such as a pillow, blanket, curtains or even a patterned chair! Keep it natural by bringing in some green from the outdoors! These simple additions will bring with them the positive changes in mood and energy that Greenery inspires.
However you enjoy the color this year, Greenery is sure to bring a vibrant addition to your home!
Photo Credits: Pantone