Exploring Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Exploring Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral

“I hate orange.”, there, I said it! I’m not overly fond of red either. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love colours but there is something inside of me that evokes anger when I see these colours en masse – I must have had a bad experience in my previous life.

However, there is something about the middle ground of all three colours that captures my attention. Needless to say that when the folk at Pantone  released their colour forecast for 2019, you could say I was peachy keen to see more!

Who is Pantone you ask? Pantone is a unique colour system that is used in design industries. Each year they analyse global trends across lifestyle, technologies, socio-economic conditions, among other matters, then they to deliberate on the colours we are going to see more of in the year ahead and ways you can apply it with complimentary colour palettes.

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.

— Pantone

With an epicurean headline like that, what is not to love?! You’ll see Living Coral coming through in 2019 with graphic design, fashion, home and interiors. Can’t wait? I’ve had fun scouting around to discover how you can get it right now…

living coral in your HOME

Painted light fittings and chairs to accent a navy blue kitchen. Laminex melamine in Persimmon accompanied with Red Cedar timber. Dulux paint in Retro Disco. Coral and brass kitchen – a warming winning combination. 

living coral in your kitchen

Summery peach cocktails. Fresh flowers courtesy of Brær. Fresh fruit.

travel to living coral

Hawa Mahal – “Palace of Winds” Jaipur, India. Pink Lake Hillier, Western Australia. The vibrant colours of homes in Notting Hill, London. Chasing sunsets.

All images can be found and are credited via our Pinterest board.

Product Warranties and Maintenance

Product Warranties and Maintenance

Following installation of our work, we highly recommend reading your relevant product information and submitting filled-in warranty cards to the manufacturer to ensure you warranty is appropriately covered.

Please click through the below links to get an understanding of maintenance and warranties for products that we commonly use.

If you are experiencing problems with your product that was purchased from us, and believe it is covered under warranty, please contact us in the first instance, however please note we may need to redirect your issue on to the supplier, as per their warranty instructions.

Laminate type boards and surfaces

Hardware

Lincoln Sentry products

Titus Tekform

Furnware Dorset – all our Products now carry a lifetime warranty.

Benchtops

Dulux Powder Coating


Notes:

  1. Details current as at February 2018.
  2. If you do not see your products listed here or believe the brochure may be out of date, please contact us for more information.
Kitchen & Cabinetry Design Options

Kitchen & Cabinetry Design Options

New cabinets are probably the favourite area of any new home owner. Even the most novice of cooks boiling the kettle to a French chef serving up dégustation for a table full of friends can all appreciate the crispness of a new bespoke kitchen.

 

These days kitchens are a space for more than just slaving away over a hot stove as most kitchens are now built in open plan rooms that spills out to the dining and lounge areas. In recent years we are seeing more clever ideas like continuing the kitchen through to the adjacent verandah for entertaining with an outdoor BBQ kitchen with innovative alfresco cabinetry products. Laundries that are located next to kitchens are being converted in to butler’s pantry to hide the utilitarian aspects of a kitchen while still retaining the function of a laundry which makes for a more flexible storage area that works harder in busy lives.

alfresco kitchen design mullumbimby Transition your indoor living outdoors with innovative alfresco products. Photo credit: Caesarstone

While the dream home generating site, Pinterest, has an amazing array of sexy cabinetry styles, colour palettes, textures and layouts, sometimes it is hard to know exactly what is practical for you in the Australian marketplace and where you need to get started. That’s where we love to help you turn your dreams into a reality as all our work is custom made using products that are compliant to Australian Standards and suited to your needs.

 


To get you started on an estimate we need to get the following information from you… and to make it super easy you can downloadable this printable checklist, fill it in, then email it back to us to get the process started. To kick-start this, please also read the list of materials below as it has handy reference imagery and links through to some of our suppliers. 

 

Doors/drawer fronts and end-panels

Laminate products have come an incredibly long way. In the 70’s we saw Burnt Orange, 80’s Salmon Pink through to 90’s Cream. In 2018 we are seeing lots of greys, monochrome, and vibrant pops of colour. Our suppliers constantly bring out new stylish products to keep up with global trends. Technology has also seen some of these suppliers bringing in some finishes with anti-fingerprint technology through to realistic laminate boards in concrete and rustic timber looks but at a fraction of the price when comparing the real deal. If your style is classical, you may like to opt for doors in your own shape or bespoke colours with 2 pack paint and routered doors (aka shaker or farmhouse doors). Of course, there is also timber in solid or veneer which is available in a range of grain-cuts and timber species. Below is a list of options ranked approximately from lowest to highest prices**.

kitchen design

L-R: Laminate; MDF routered doors with 2 pack paint; plain MDF with 2 pack paint; timber veneer; solid timber

Drawer runners and hinges

Our cabinetry hinges are made and engineered by Blum in Germany and hold a lifetime warranty. To learn more about the full range of Blum products click here.

The Legrabox is a product we are working toward with our future customers as the significant reduction of man hours to construct each box is offset by the quickly assembled system.

 

Blum hardware product options summary graphic

Handles

Choose any combination of these functional and stylish designs.

kitchen design byron bay

L-R: touch to open, some of the few knob and handle choices, and a mitre-cut finger pull

Bench tops

Laminate bench tops can be a cost effective option for the budget conscious home owner, however as the market for engineered stone grows, prices have become more competitive. With eco-friendly living high on the Norther Rivers’ agenda, locals may prefer a solid timber bench top sourced from a neighbouring mill. Below is a list of options, ranked approximately from lowest to highest prices*.

Kick board colour

  • Brushed aluminium (most popular)
  • Black
  • Colour-matched to your cabinetry

Those special touches

It’s nice to have those special extras to add a bit of luxury to your home and some are more affordable than you may think

  • Integrated appliances or sinks
  • Integrated lighting along kick boards, splash backs or inside cupboards or pantries
  • Integrated vacuum cleaners
  • Corner cupboard carousel systems
  • Mini bar features, e.g., wine rack, glassware brackets, drinks fridge
  • Waste or storage bins
  • Spice racks
  • Drawer organisation partitions

kitchen design min bar polytec

These clever cookies opted for a mini bar instead of a breakfast bar under the island bench top

Finishing your room

We do not supply these items but choosing the below before you get started on your cabinetry design may make your decisions much easier

  • Appliances
  • Splash backs
  • Sink/tapware
  • Lighting
  • Wall/ceiling paint
  • Flooring
  • Seats and stools
  • Windows
If you would like to come down to our office to inspect product samples, please call us on
+612 6684 2821 to arrange a time.

To learn more about Product Warranties and Maintenance click here.


Footnotes: 

* Please read the Blum product information to get a full understanding of warranties.

** Subject to final plans/requirements.