Pittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2017

Violet Verbena PPG COTY 2017 | KitchAnn Style
PPG Paints has unveiled its 2017 Color of the Year: Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5), a “grayed-off, moody purple with a chameleon-like presence.”

Violet Verbena PPG COTY 2017 | KitchAnn Style

“Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern,” said Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG. “Purple was unanimously selected as the 2017 color of the year by PPG’s global color experts for its distinctive qualities. We are seeing this shade of violet on the runway in fashion, and in textiles for the commercial and residential segments.”

Does this color feel like a blending of Pantone’s 2016 Serenity and Rose Quartz?  Continue readingPittsburgh Paints Color of the Year 2017

What I’m Completely Obsessed With

Meet Pablo and Dora from the “Handle the Art” hardware collection by Folwell Studios. These pulls are my newest design obsession.

Unique Hardware | KitchAnn Style“Handle the Art” is a unique selection of pulls and knobs, all original, signed, bronze sculptures by artist Gail Folwell.

Pablo measures 13 inches high by 3.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep; while Dora measures 12.5 inches high by 3.75 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep.

These two pieces would so amazing on a set of integrated wine coolers or refrigerators.

Handle the Art Cabinet Hardware | KitchAnn Style

Folwell Studios makes smaller sculptural knobs and pulls for cabinetry that is meant to “break the mold” on how art collectors, designers and homeowners think about cabinet hardware.

“Good design is visually pleasing. Good art makes conceptual connections with people. Best of both worlds: utilitarian art, cabinet hardware. We touch our cabinet pulls every day. Sculpture is so tactile, and we’re taught not to touch the art. That’s crazy. Sculptural forms are wonderful to the touch.” – Gail Folwell

Folwell’s  figurative work demonstrates a wide range of human experience. Her sculptures express feelings through shapes, texture, physical connections, and actions.

Handle the Art Cabinet Hardware | KitchAnn StyleI think we are very fortunate that what was originally just a personal touch of decor in the Folwell home is available for anyone who wants to start collecting sculptural art.

For more information on the artist and her sculptures visit claggettrey.com.