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The Fashionable Kitchen: From the Runway to the Home

Posted on September 10, 2012 by jlamberski

Fashion and interior design will always intertwine. As the brand manager for cast iron at the cookware maker Le Creuset Kristin Martin told the San Francisco Chronicle, “What we’ve generally found, if something is hot in the runways in fall it’s going to take hold and move into the home a few months later.”

This is because inspiration for patterns, shapes, colors and forms can transcend specific industries, as Judd Lord director of industrial design at Brizo, hinted at in an interview with the Chronicle. So from an eggplant purple runway trend came Le Creuset’s purple “cassis” collection, simply because “people were excited about [the color].”

kitchen color trends

Hence, it’s no surprise that interior designers – including the kitchen designers here at Kd. in Colorado – are looking at Pantone‘s fall 2012 colors for inspiration. Among the color authority’s picks for the autumn season were antique-inspired hues such as rose smoke and rhapsody as well as electrifying tones including chartreuse and the 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango.

pantone color trends

Bazaar’s Runway Report from the fall 2012 New York Fashion Week revealed trends in retro materials and accessories as well as “a host of cool options in the way of black leather or all-white.”

How do you think these trends will translate into the kitchen design world? Tell us your thoughts in a comment!


Top image via Le Creuset
Bottom image via Pantone

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