Sherwin-Williams 2023 color of the Year: Redend Point

Sherwin-Williams 2023 color of the Year Redend Point

Are future design movements rooted in the past? Sherwin-Williams would certainly suggest so. Sherwin-Williams has revealed the 2023 Color of the Year, Redend Point SW 9081, a mid-tone neutral that walks the line between blush and beige. It’s described as a modern mauve that conjures a timeless elegance, romantic beauty and balance of a time gone by.

Sherwin-Williams 2023 color of the Year Swatch

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First Color of the Year for 2023

First Color of the Year for 2023 Vining Ivy

PPG and Glidden are kicking off the  2023 Color of the Year  (COTY) choices with Vining Ivy – a deeply saturated, jewel-toned green with cool turquoise undertones that conveys a sense of adaptability.

Vining Ivy reflects the continued global dominance of green around the world. It is the second consecutive year that PPG selected a shade of green and the third in the past six years.

First Color of the Year for 2023 Paint sample

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Top Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2022

Top Kitchen Trends to in 2022

Our kitchens are where we cook and prepare the meals that, well, sustain us. Depending on how we perceive them, they can either be positive happy havens or the place we’re doomed to slave away in. So, I curated a collection of top kitchen trends, to help you give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.

Appliances

In 2022, homeowners are looking to find the perfect appliances for their kitchen, and they’re willing to wait for it, even given the delays in shipping. If they’re waiting a while though, then those appliances must have all the features homeowners are looking for from multiple functions and smart tech to custom color choices.

In an effort to minimize visual clutter, many homeowners are turning to secondary prep spaces where small appliances and other necessities can stay out of sight. For appliances that can’t be sequestered, commercial styling and pro performance are a must as high food prices are driving consumers back to cooking at home again after a brief return to restaurant dining.

Top Kitchen Trends to in 2022 include waiting for appliances and incorporating a butler's pantry
House Beautiful Magazine Kitchen of the Year ’19

Personalization

Homeowners these days are wanting to go wild when it comes to personalizing their space and they expect the same from their kitchen sink. As the most used piece of kitchen equipment, it’s not really surprising that workstation sinks, once only found in luxury kitchens, are finding their way into more homes.

Workstation sinks feature sliding pieces and inserts such as colanders, cutting boards, bins, drying racks, shelves for sponges and more. The innovative design efficiently uses space to allow users to prepare and cut food directly over the sink, also helping to avoid the spread of germs around the rest of the kitchen.

op Kitchen in 2022 will include workstation sinks
Kallista 45″ MULTIERE Sink

Happiness and Creativity

While the pandemic may seem to be behind us, inflation, natural disasters and war have pushed stress to alarmingly high levels. As some homeowners will continue to choose to work from home there will be a continuation of mindful tweaks to interiors.  Kitchens will have more personality and personal ties to interests, hobbies and pleasures of its occupants.

White Baord as part of custom cabinetry
New material options in cabinetry mean artwork is easy to clean with microfiber towels, restoring the surface to its original finish.

Mindful Zen Kitchens

There have been a lot of philosophy trends on the radar that incorporate a way of living as well as design and aesthetic for your home over the past few years. For 2022, I’ve chosen to highlight the re-discovering of  a zen approach to kitchen design as direct result of recent stressing and historically difficult times.

Although there are no strict rules to follow in a Zen inspired kitchen – which embraces a general idea of simplicity and insightfulness – a few basic principles to follow for a Zen inspired interior include the following: Stripping clutter and excessive repetition for an undistracted mind , using abundantly available natural materials and colors, as well as incorporating natural light (or lights that mimic sunlight) to let in a sense of calmness and quietness.  And don’t forget the plants in your Zen Kitchen for natural air purification and inspiring calm.

Top Kitchen Trends to in 2022 include Zen Kitchen Design
Zen Kitchen Rendering by Marco Podrini via Behance

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