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JUN 2019

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Marsh Cabinets has added Hatteras, a rich navy blue, to its selection of paint- ed finishes. While blue cabinetry has been trending, the Marsh product line has been carefully developed to last, the firm notes. Hatteras offers a deeper, more relaxed alternative to trendy blue finishes, the company adds. Circle No. 159 on Product Card Visso from Cuisine Ideale reflects Italian inspiration, the firm states. The distinctive, sophisticated style presents a recessed handle area that can blend or contrast with the predominant door finish. Visso is available in both stains and paints. Circle No. 160 on Product Card In this kitchen, presented by Cabinetry by Karman, customization is aimed at the utility of the kitchen. The company also showcases a fashion-forward color palette within its standard offering, and custom colors that are in step with current demand, the firm reports. Circle No. 161 on Product Card R.D. Henry & Co. has expanded its palette with three new hues of gray. Flatiron is a cool, light gray stain, while Willamette is a cool, dark gray stain, and Pacific Coast is a warm, taupe gray stain. Flatiron, Willamette and Pacific Coast are available on select wood species with four glaze options. Circle No. 162 on Product Card With its unique construction and integral aluminum accent, the Nouveau door from Harmoni Kitchens needs no additional pulls, providing a more streamlined design option. The door is available in all of Harmoni's standard hardwood options, including Paint Grade, Rift Cut White Oak and Walnut. Circle No. 163 on Product Card Omega Cabinetry's new German-en- gineered line of full-access cabinetry solutions includes a matching suite of storage and organization products in Flat Metal Gray. Products can be per- sonalized with drawer inserts. Other options include a Deluxe Cleaning Caddy and Wall and Tall Pantry units. Circle No. 164 on Product Card Siteline Cabinetry has added Tavern, a dark green paint that captures the vibe of an old English-style pub. The color is offered on a variety of wood doors, including two new styles – Keegan (shown) and Willoughby. The pigment layers to create consistency, depth, luster and durability. Circle No. 165 on Product Card Mouser Cabinetry's integrated lighting design program offers three LED lighting options: under cabinet, cabinet top up-lighting and interior cabinetry lighting. The company's interchangeable lighting program components are avail- able individually or as an interconnect- ed, factory-installed lighting system. Circle No. 166 on Product Card PAINTED FINISHES The popularity of a painted finish for kitchen cabinetry continues to rise. While whites and grays still dominate, manufacturers say they're seeing a shift toward color as well. "Paint has rapidly become more popular than stain. We're still seeing whites and grays as being the dominant choice for paints; although blues, greens and beige requests are emerging with greater frequency," says Baber. "These emerging color trends may be a direct impact of consumers' desire to begin pivoting away from grays. We're also seeing warm brown stains, both light and dark, being paired again with painted product within spaces." "Painted cabinetry completely rules the day," agrees Brian Yahn, sales manager at Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry in Schaefferstown, PA. He says that white is still by far the most popular color, but there's also a move in 2019 from blues to greens in shades from very pale to very dark. Angela Wellborn O'Neill, director of advertising and marketing for Wellborn Cabinet Inc. in Ashland, AL, says the trend is "paint, paint and more paint." She adds that, although white cabinetry is safe and constant, showing no sign of disappearing, people are also beginning to move away from all-white cabinetry and incorporate colored cabi- nets into the kitchen. Sometimes, she points out, people are making a statement and creating a mood with cabinetry through the use of a warmer color palette, for instance. Wilcox believes that painted finishes are the lion's share of the market, with grays and whites being most popular. However, he also sees a slow shift away from all-white and gray cabinets, along with a move toward darker and less monotone interiors. "It does appear that monochromatic spaces are starting to peak and perhaps we will be seeing more dramatic and richly colored kitchen interiors," he notes. "This may perhaps be due to the strong economy and the desire for younger consumers to have something unique and different." The demand for painted finishes also influences material choice. "Maple is still the most popular, just because it is painted the most," says Jeff Ptacek, CKD, director of product management at StarMark/ Fieldstone in Sioux Falls, SD. Baber adds, "Wood species with a subtle grain pattern are still requested with the most frequency. This is primarily due to the in- creased requests for painted product over the past several years." O'Neill notes that Glacier paint is her company's most popular finish, providing the perfect canvas for a traditional white cabinet de- sign. In terms of materials, maple is most often requested, with MDF a close second. June 2019 • 55

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