A Curation of Color and Design
Once again, Kohler and Benjamin Moore have teamed up to provide interior design inspiration to homeowners and design enthusiasts. While last year’s inaugural collaboration took us to four destinations along the Eastern Seaboard, this year’s collaboration takes us to three California destinations – Palm Springs, Old Hollywood, and Carmel, and a kitchen and bath are designed reflecting the lifestyle of each destination. With Kohler and Benjamin Moore joining forces, the process of designing the kitchen and bath has been simplified. The elements in each room are broken down and a recipe card incorporating color and product are provided, making the once daunting task of coordinating color and kitchen fixtures much less intimidating for the home owner.
Desert Departure takes us to the Southern California desert resort city of Palm Springs, a mecca for mid-century modern enthusiasts and home of Modernism Week, an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art and culture. The cool color palette of strong blues, white, and grey provides an escape from the warm desert temperatures and is clearly influenced by the mid-century modern design aesthetic which can be seen throughout the city.
Soft Focus takes us back in time- to the 1920s glamour of Old Hollywood, where classical beauty reigned supreme. Art-deco details are mixed in with a little bit Hollywood Regency, and a whole lot of class. A glimpse to the past is captured with classical detailing and is balanced with clean lines for a soft and updated look.
Natural State takes us to the quiet seaside community of Carmel, where the earthy neutral hues and sandbar colored fixtures offer a tranquil escape from the busy world we live in. The feeling that overcomes us as we step inside is nothing but serene, idyllic, peaceful as the outdoors are brought inside the home for us to enjoy.
To view the full Kohler and Benjamin Moore 32 page magalog, A Curation of Color and Design, complete with recipe cards containing colors and product info, click on the photo below.
Enjoy – the magalog has a ton of useful information – especially if you’re in the process of designing a kitchen or bath.
An interesting fact – last year when I met with Benjamin Moore Creative Director Ellen O’Neill, she mentioned that the rooms pictured in the Kohler and Benjamin Moore collaboration materials were actually built on a set in Kohler, Wisconsin, but I didn’t believe her. Well, she wasn’t kidding. In October, I was invited to Kohler for 3 days and I saw firsthand that the sets pictured above and in the magalog were indeed built on a set at The Beacon, Kohler’s newly built, LEED Gold certified Communications Building.