Color and Design Trends by Dura Supreme Cabinetry

We, as humans, are sensory beings. Since the dawn of mankind, our senses of touch and sight have contributed to our knowledge of the world around us, evoking emotions such as joy, fear, love and curiosity to name a few.  As designers, we are charged with the task of bringing out the best of those emotions in the environments we create. Color and Design Trends by Dura Supreme Cabinetry is here to help you!

Of all of the various elements of design used in creating spaces, one of the most impactful elements is that of texture.  Texture tends to bring about a more emotional response (think furry rug, silk sheets, bomber leather, rough stone). It is the element that can pull a room in a certain direction sometimes more than any other element, making a space a cozy lodge, a luxe bedroom or a contemporary kitchen.

In the world of cabinetry, we are seeing the element of texture rising in popularity. Woods with more character, live edges, weathered finishes, knots and grain are being specified more often. When incorporating texture, a designer needs to be mindful, as more is not always better. One does not want to create a sensory overload; it is best in measured doses, thoughtfully integrated into the design.

Color and Design Trends:

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GRAY FINISHES CONTINUE POPULARITY
For interior design, including kitchens and baths, Gray as a dominant color scheme continues to rise in popularity.  It is a calm and soothing neutral back-drop for all areas of the home and works beautifully with all colors!

SHADES OF WHITE PART 1: COOL WHITES
Painted white cabinetry has a timeless look and feel.  Using white opens up so many options when it comes to pulling together a beautiful palette for a room.  Do you opt for all white, a mix of shades of white, or white with pops of color?

A COLOR PALETTE INSPIRED BY NATURE
With true brown stains trending in cabinetry finishes, Dura Supreme recently introduced several new stains with decidedly brown undertones that pair beautifully with so many colors. One of the lighter stains introduced into the palette is Toast, light enough to enhance the wood grain, yet rich and warm without being overly dramatic.

NAVY BLUE COLOR TRENDING
Navy Blue has slowly become a popular color for interior design and kitchens, and is one of those colors that will be classic and timeless for the long term.  Paired with a white or gray paint, along with a medium brown stain color like Dura Supreme’s “Toast” or “Cappuccino”, Navy Blue is destined to be a popular theme in home interiors!

GRAY: CLASSIC AND TIMELESS
Designers are often asked about gray and whether or not gray color schemes in interior design (and for kitchen cabinetry) are a passing fad or a long term trend.

STAIN COLORS TREND TOWARD BROWN
Like fashion, trends in interior design shift over the years.  Although with interior design and its significant investment, “classic and timeless” design is often at the forefront of decisions.

Color is a highly personal preference for most people and although there are certainly specific colors considered “on-trend” or “fashionable”, color choices should ultimately be based on what appeals to you personally. As a designer, I am often asked about color trends and how to incorporate them into a newly designed or renovated interior. And although trends and fashion should be taken into consideration, it should not be THE only deciding factor.

Complements to Dura Supreme for these great Trend Tips!

Introducing Emser Tile to the Brighter Homes Store

Emser Tile new to the Brighter Homes Store

Established in 1968, Emser Tile, headquartered in Los Angeles, has become the leading supplier of the world’s finest tile and natural stone. Through their international production network and product development expertise, they offer a myriad of possibilities that help dealers, homebuilders, commercial builders, contractors, architects and designers bring their ideas to life.

Tile, Natural Stone and Mosaics

Emser Tile

Emser products are frequently used in residential and commercial projects throughout the United States including the following: homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, hotels, malls and educational facilities. Although Emser has grown rapidly in response to changing trends and technology, their dedication to outstanding quality and service has remained as strong as ever.

Emser is the fashion leader in glazed ceramic and porcelain tile, glass, metal and natural stone products. They offer the latest in fashion, colors, finishes, patterns and textures, accompanied by a broad assortment of coordinating trims and decorative accent pieces. Their extensive product line consists of over 3300 skus and is supported by sales offices and distribution centers across the nation. This allows our customers to fill their floor, wall and countertop tile needs with one expert and convenient source.

They have new Coordinates program that is developed to make your designs come together quickly and easily. They have a complete list of  products that are matched together to make your design plans easy. All you need is to pick and choose!

Introducing Adura Max

Adura Max

Introducing Adura Max.  This is available in today’s most popular decors and features our innovative HydroLoc™ waterproof core—making it the perfect choice for your most challenging rooms.

Adura Max

Adura Max

Thicker and more rigid than ordinary vinyl, Adura® Max is available in easy to assemble 6” x 48” locking planks that include our premium, Ultra-Quiet™ attached pad for superior sound reduction and greater comfort underfoot. Planks can be installed quickly on all grade levels and over most existing floors and subfloors. The result is a beautiful, durable, quiet and comfortable floor that can be enjoyed right away.

 

Installation:  Mannington strongly recommends using trained, professional installers for the best long-term performance of any of our flooring products.  Anyone installing Mannington products is urged to follow all directions and advice in the Installation Guidelines.  We have based all our instructions on industry-accepted recommendations as well as results gained from regular field-testing.

Always follow all safety guidelines when installing any flooring product, to protect yourself and others.

Take home some samples today.

 

Introducing General Finishes Chalk Style Paints

Brighter Homes Store is proud to announce that we will now be Introducing General Finishes Chalk Style Paints!

As you start your refurbishing, repurposing, DIY projects, look no further for fine water-based, eco-friendly furniture paints, chalk style paint and wood stains, cabinet finishes and superior green wood finishing products. Check out our award winning water-based topcoats, water-based wood stains, glazes and professional waterborne coatings. All Made in America.

General Finishes Chalk Style Paints

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Chalk paint

Chalk Style Paint is a casual chalky interior matte paint in 20 contemporary colors. This new palette complements our lively Milk Paint line with colors inspired by relaxed Scandinavian hues, British tradition and American favorites.

Water Based Wood Stains have all the advantages of oil based stains: they spread easily, can be repaired, blend effortlessly and have plenty of open time. The thicker formula allows controlled penetration, which will reduce blotching on softer woods such as Aspen, Pine and Maple.

High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Topcoat.   Winner of Fine Woodworking’s Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat.

Stop in to see all the color selections we have.  Follow us on Pinterest.

 

 

SUMMER PAINT REBATE SALE

SUMMER PAINT REBATE SALE is available for a limited time only , get up to $80 off your paint purchase of select PPG Pittsburgh Paints® products.  Limit 10 gallons.

 

May 21 thru July 9 receive up to $80 off your next paint purchase of select PPG Pittsburgh Paints products. From our finest interior paint + primer in one to durable exterior paint that resists extreme weather, we have the products and over 1,200 colors for your home project.

PAINT REBATE SALE

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Save $8 per gallon: Manor Hall

Save $5 per gallon:  Sun Proof Paint & Stain, Pure Performance Paint & Primer, Seal Grip.

PPG Pittsburgh PAINT REBATE SALE

PPG Pittsburgh Paints® has quality products, industry-leading tools, and support for every project, backed by service only available from independent, locally-owned retailers.

Looking to paint your bathroom and create a more tranquil retreat? Perhaps you want to brighten up your bathroom by giving it a new paint color scheme. Use our step-by-step guide to find the right bathroom colors! www.ppgpittsburghpaints.com.

Your kitchen is the heart of the home. Why not give it a facelift? Learn how to paint a kitchen, choose paint colors for kitchens, and how to paint kitchen cabinets with our DIY Kitchen Painting Guide! www.ppgpittsburghpaints.com.

Bedrooms are the most personal, private spaces in the home and present the opportunity to incorporate your unique personality. View interior paint ideas and painting how-tos with our paint colors for.bedrooms guide! www.ppgpittsburghpaints.com.

 

 

The French Charm of BORDEAUX PINE has arrived!

The French Charm of BORDEAUX PINE has arrived!

It all begins in the forest…

FP Bois has been committed over 60 years to provide the finest French hardwood flooring all around the world. Generation after generation they grow, cut, saw and mill their Bordeaux Heart Pine in France

Bordeaux Pine

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  • Has a lifespan of 50 to 80 years
  • Is harvested after its diameter reaches a minimum of 16 inches.
  • Is regel tree that grows an evenly whorled crown every year. The tree’s age can be determined by the rings in the trunk cross-section. One ring per year of growth.

They offer a wide range of stains and mixed colors which add visual depth and texture to any decor. Highly decorative, it can be used on other surfaces such as walls, doors or as headboard for a bed.

Plain color Antique flooring: each plank is distinctive in the random aging and distress features of the wood. The wood stain contrasts perfectly with the natural color of the Bordeaux Pine, highlighting grain variation of each board.

Vintage French Bleeding flooring: even more obvious distressing in each plank, we are adding a second black randomly sanded stain to the wood providing a smoky vintage look to the floor. The result high relief, heightened by dark striations for an aged multifaceted result.

Wire Brushed flooring: a soft wire brush gently removes some softwood before a stain is applied to the Bordeaux Pine. The wood grain is accentuated resulting in a warm, naturally worn look. When stain is added is soft shading with texture.

What color would look great in your house?  Stop in and take a sample home.

SPRING PAINT REBATE SALE!

Freshen up your Home this Spring.

For a limited time only, get up to $80 off your paint purchase of select PPG Pittsburgh Paints® products.  Limit 10 gallons.

Paint Sale

Paint Sale

March 12th thru April 9th, receive up to $80 off your next paint purchase of select PPG Pittsburgh Paints products. From our finest interior paint + primer in one to durable exterior paint that resists extreme weather, we have the products and over 1,200 colors for your home project.
Save $8 per gallon: Manor Hall

Save $5 per gallon:  Sun Proof Paint & Stain, Pure Performance Paint & Primer, Seal Grip.

 

Celebrating 4 years as Owners of the Brighter Homes Store, Matt & Sara Beavers!

4th anniversary Sale

4th anniversary Sale

Our customers, suppliers and the area communities have continued to amaze us! Our staff has enjoyed helping you with updating your homes and commercial buildings in the past 4 years.  Seeing new faces stop in from the local area has been so much fun.  We will continue to provide all your needs for your new home, renovation, commercial and residential jobs.

We continue to carry the Quality Products: Shaw, Mohawk, Cambria, Durasupreme cabinets, Pittsburgh paint and more!

Thank you for your continued Support and Business.   Matt and Sara and the Brighter Homes Store staff.

New Arrivals from Cambria Oakmoor & Roxwell

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Oakmoor

Named for a small English village dating back to medieval times, Oakmoor aligns strands of caramel, tan, and cream to resemble the wood grain of stately oaks in the nearby countryside

Roxwell

Resolute bands of stately gray pebbled with notes of black, slate, and cream recall the dignified stone walls of the 14th-century Anglican church in the village of Roxwell.

 

HOMECREST CABINETRY -MAKING CABINETS MORE ACCESSIBLE, MORE ATTAINABLE AND MORE SUSTAINABLE

We currently carry the HOMECREST CABINETRY  line.  homcrest

Homecrest trusts the Brighter Homes Store to work with you on your project. They believe their dealers provide invaluable service that helps make your project happen how and when you want it to. Brighter Homes Store will measure the space, assist with design, order the product and arrange for installation.  Homecrest will also stand behind the product, addressing any challenges that may arise right then, right now. This degree of attentiveness can only be accomplished at a local level.  Homecrest is a certified brand in the Kitchen Cabinet.

Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program. The program recognizes companies that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sustainability including the use of environmentally responsible materials in cabinet products and minimized environmental impacts realized through recycling wastes and using low emission coatings. By achieving this certification, Homecrest is going beyond minimum requirements and demonstrates leadership in growing a sustainable company.