Color me shocked

So I’ve stumbled on this website called Design-Seeds. A website “for all who love color”, the site derives a collection of bold and striking design color palettes from a series of gorgeous photographs. I must say that I am absolutely enamored with this page now. It’s seriously awesome. I was inspired to toss up some of their great photo palettes with some of our colored cabinet hardware because: A) the palettes are all gorgeous; and B) the hardware coordinates perfectly with them!

Artichoke Tones

This palette, inspired by a photograph of a purple artichoke, combines shades of lavender and mauve with a deep olive-green to create a unique color combination. This happens to gel perfectly with Cliffside’s amethyst crystal cabinet knobs, the most famous of which is featured prominently on the cover of our 25th anniversary ‘Fine Hardware Collections’ catalog. See for yourself!

Artichoke Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Artichoke Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Cliffside's M995 crystal knob in Amethyst with a Polished Chrome base
Cliffside's M995 crystal knob in Amethyst with a Polished Chrome base

Decadent Tones

Now, keep in mind that the hardware I’m showing here is one of Cliffside’s Arizona series stone knobs. These knobs vary widely in size and shape, and they definitely do NOT all look like this particular piece. But this color palette, drawn from a photograph of a simply delicious-looking beverage, reminded me almost instantly of the coppery tones of the rust-colored base and the swirls of orange and brown running lazily through the surface of the stone.

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Decadent Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
The Arizona series stone knobs (large size) with a rust base (all knobs will vary in color, size, and shape)
The Arizona series stone knobs (large size) with a rust base (all knobs will vary in color, size, and shape)

Vineyard Tones

I’ll be honest: I’ve never been to a vineyard. I like wine, but I’ve never been to a place where wine is made. This picture, however, makes me reconsider how high on my priority list getting to one will be. The contrast in colors is stunning, with vibrant green contrasting with light and dark browns. Cliffside’s Old Antique finish, one of two oil-rubbed bronze colors that we offer, is a near-perfect match for the brown posts that create focal points in this otherwise light and misty photograph, and it’s truly a rich combination of hues.

Vineyard Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Vineyard Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Cliffside's IBCL ice-box style cabinet latch in Old Antique
Cliffside's IBCL ice-box style cabinet latch in Old Antique

Dairy Tones

Truly, an absolutely breathtaking combination of colors from a picture that, at first glance, looks almost painstakingly neutral. For being able to find colors in the most minute and hidden of places, I am terribly jealous of designers who do this with ease. The yellowing beige color in this palette is a near-perfect likeness of a lot of Cliffside’s beige marble knobs crafted in Italy from the Perlato Sicilia species. The texture of the marble also looks somewhat like the texture in the photograph, which drew me to make this match.

Dairy Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Dairy Tones (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
The PM5 marble cabinet knob in Perlato Sicilia beige
The PM5 marble cabinet knob in Perlato Sicilia beige

Santorini View

I love the Mediterranean. I’ve been to Italy. A lot of our hardware, like the marble knob above and our line of solid brass cabinet hinges, comes from Italy. But I haven’t yet gotten to Greece, and this photo of Santorini, Greece, makes me disappointed in myself for that. I mean, who wouldn’t love a view like that? Better yet, who wouldn’t love a blue like that!? The colors are absolutely incredible, and I can just imagine a kitchen full of cabinets with an ocean view – cabinets painted the pale color of fresh off-white sand and decorated with blue crystal hardware. Astounding. Just simply over the top. Wow.

Santorini View (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Santorini View (photo courtesy of design-seeds.com)
Cliffside's M995 crystal knob, again, in blue with a Silver Satin base finish
Cliffside's M995 crystal knob, again, in blue with a Silver Satin base finish

Inspiration

I have to thank Jessica at Design-Seeds for providing me for all of these wonderful color inspirations. A shout to our dealer NuKitchens of Norwalk, Connecticut: it was on their blog that I first saw palettes from Design-Seeds. And finally, I decided to make a couple palettes of my own. Maybe someone will see these and we’ll end up making someone’s kitchen or bathroom colors from right here on our blog. Just remember: you can get the hardware for the cabinets from Cliffside Industries. Enjoy!

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For more information about the variety of finishes Cliffside Industries has to offer, you can visit our finish information page or our color guide.

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