April 8, 2016:
After launching a very successful 2015 Kitchen Design Contest, BlueStar® is back at it again with the introduction of a 2016 competition!
Announced this year at the Architectural Digest Show in New York City, BlueStar® with the help of Contest Judge, Brett Beldock, and 2015 winner, Heidi Piron, shared the exciting news that they were going to make their design contest a yearly event!
The contest honors design professionals who incorporate BlueStar® products into innovative, beautiful kitchen designs. The 2016 competition is open to builders, designers and architects to submit their entries from now through February 1, 2017. The contest attracts entries from across the country. One Grand Prize winner receives BlueStar® appliances for their home kitchen, the title BlueStar® Kitchen Designer of the Year, plus a trip to New York City for the 2017 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Six Regional Winners also will be named.
BlueStar® is thrilled to showcase the incredible work of designers who have proudly featured BlueStar® appliances as the centerpiece of their stunning kitchen designs. With our distinctive combination of high performance and unrivaled customization options, BlueStar® offers trade professionals truly unique options for clients looking to create bespoke kitchen designs. One of the most exciting aspects of this year’s contest is the ability for designers to use BlueStar’s new refrigeration line in their designs to match any of the 750+ or custom colors that you can get on BlueStar’s Gas Ranges!
The first BlueStar Design Contest Winner took home the grand prize by utilizing an industrial style which is currently trending as well as a classic blending of black and white throughout the winning kitchen. Celebrity Designer and BlueStar Design Contest Judge, Eric Cohler, shared his thoughts with emphasizing the aspect of color use! “Being a neutral, black is never, not in style, but it is enjoying a rebirth, especially matte black the kitchen. It is extremely versatile, so that it can be incredibly dramatic or serve as an accent against a white palette — another neutral that is in vogue now as well.” As for the industrial feel to the design, it was based off of the kitchen owner’s love of cooking, especially with the high powered 25K BTU burners BlueStar offers! With Pantone’s major announcement this year, choosing not one but two colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity as well as Benjamin Moore releasing their color of the year, Simply White, you can be sure to expect many kitchen designs coming out this year to be bright with accents of fun colors in more modern designs.