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pink & blue.  the 2016 pantone colors of the year.

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2016 pantone colors of the year | rose quartz (pink) & serenity (blue)

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do pink & blue make you think of

balance?

calm?

or, tranquility?

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2016 pantone color of the year | rose quartz | 13-1520

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wellness?

compatibility?

or, duality?

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2016 pantone color of the year | serenity | 15-3919

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duality seems like an appropriate adjective, since the pantone color institute ™ selected two colors of the year for 2016, instead of one.  pantone, a division of danaher corporation, provides products and services for the design, retail, and manufacturing industries.

according to abc news, the pantone color of the year press release ‘explained that the combination echoed a growing trend of challenging traditional perceptions about color association.’

what perceptions do you think that consumers, designers, retailers, and manufacturers have about pink & blue?

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hermes | light blue printed silk neck ties

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charvet | blue cotton dress shirts

photo credits bergdorf goodman and bergdorf goodman

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bergdorf goodman restaurant | new york, NY | interior design by kelly wearstler

photo credit kelly wearstler

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de gournay | askew | hand painted chinoiserie wallpaper

bergdorf goodman restaurant, new york, NY

photo credit la dolce vita

Cornflower Blue

kitchen aid | 2016 pantone color of the year stand mixer | cornflower blue (available now)

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dam-images-decor-2015-08-casa-fantastica-willson-serrano-designed-merida-mexico-home-slideshow-09kitchen | mérida, mexico | interior design by robert willson and david serrano

photo credit tim street-porter via architectural digest

Guava Glaze

kitchen aid | 2016 pantone color of the year stand mixer | guava glaze (available in july 2016)

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kitchen | spain

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gucci | spring 2016 ready to wear collection | look 29

photo credit yannis vlamos / indigitalimages.com

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gucci | spring 2016 menswear collection | look 54

photo credit yannis vlamos / indigitalimages.com

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gucci | spring 2016 menwear collection | silk crepe cambridge shirt | light pink

production vs. runway

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chanel boutique | costa mesa, CA | interior design by peter marino

photo credit chanel via architectural digest

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chanel | le vernis nail color | ballerina

chanel le vernis nail color | beige rose

photo credits chanel and chanel

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anish kapoor | gathering clouds | fiberglass and paint | 2014

alberto giacometti (1901-1966) | the cube | bronze | 1934-1935

proportio | palazzo fortuny | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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ettore spalletti | untitled, upside down | colored slip on alabaster | 2000

proportio | palazzo fortuny | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace

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joana hadjithomas & khalil joreige | latent image, diary of a photographer, 2009-2015 (part III of the project wonder beirut) | 177 days of performances, 354 artist books, timeline shelves

2015 venice art biennale-arsenale | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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shuji mukai | space of signs selfie studio | installation in situ | 2015

proportio | palazzo fortuny | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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daniel boyd | untitled (TI1) | oil, charcoal, and archival glue on polyester | 2015

daniel boyd | untitled (TI2) | oil, charcoal, and archival glue on polyester | 2015

2015 venice art biennale-arsenale | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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nairy baghramian | retainer | cast aluminum, silicon, polycarbonate, chromed metal, print, painted metal, rubber | 2013

slip of the tongue | punta della dogana | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 12 april 2015-10 january 2016 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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ursula von rydingsvard | elegantaka II | resin | 2013-14

ursula von rydingsvard | giardino della marinaressa | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 5 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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luciano vistosi. scultore | museo del vetro | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 february 2015-17 january 2016 | murano, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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cy twombly | untitled (new york city) | oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas | 1968

cy twombly. paradise | ca’ pesaro | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 6 may-13 september 2015 | venice, italy

photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace

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eduardo basualdo | grito (shout) | paper, graphite, and metal | 2015

2015 venice art biennale-arsenale | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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sean scully | doric asceding | oil on aluminum | 2012

sean scully. land sea | palazzo falier | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

‘after stainless, now what?’, an article by ellen byron in the 5 september 2012 wall street journal, suggests that stainless steel kitchen appliances are becoming passe.

so, appliance manufacturers are introducing new finishes as an alternative to stainless steel.  could this be an attempt to increase sales, which have declined along with the housing market?  or, to increase profits by offsetting manufacturer discounts?

stainless steel, considered the premium kitchen appliance finish for 25 years, generates 35% of all appliance sales.  usually, consumers only purchase new kitchen appliances when they are building a house, remodeling their kitchen, or replacing a broken appliance.  since they don’t purchase new appliances very often, consumers often mix and match appliance brands.

if you were purchasing new kitchen appliances, which finish would you choose?

white ice or white?  black ice or black?  or, stainless steel?

whirlpool | ice collection | white ice

introduced in 2012

whirlpool | ice collection | black ice

introduced in 2012

photo credits whirlpool and whirlpool

high gloss white, high gloss black, slate gray?  or, stainless steel?

ge | profile collection | slate gray

introduced in 2012

photo credits ge appliances and general electric
floating glass white, floating glass black, oiled bronze?  or, stainless steel?

jenn air | oiled bronze

introduced in 2007

photo credits jenn air and kitchenandresidentialdesign.com

viking range offers stainless steel plus 23 other finishes.

‘i’d say 80% of our sales are still stainless steel.’

-brent bailey, design director, viking range corporation 

viking range | professional series | stainless steel

kitchen | sleepy hollow, VA | interior design by doug deluca

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viking range | color finishes

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‘i could add another 100 colors and the percentage wouldn’t change much.’

-brent bailey, design director, viking range corporation

do you think that stainless steel kitchen appliances are a cliche?  or, a classic?