Green tile on mid-tone stain

The color of moss on an old tree trunk, the deep olive, almost bronze-like patina on a vintage handle, the pale green of new grass- these are the hues that are currently gaining favor when it comes to interiors. There are many reasons for this. The psychological effects of the color green can create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in the home when done right.

Oct 20, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Get the Look: Scandinavian Style Kitchen Design

Clean lines, decluttered spaces, and simple styling are what is resonating in interiors today. Add in light, warm wood tones, a neutral color palette, and functional furnishings and you have the modern, yet warm hallmarks of a space that embraces Scandinavian design (also known as Scandi style).

Sep 29, 2020
Use Horizontal Grain for the Modern, Natural Look in a kitchen design. Close up of Horizontal grain cabinets

Purist contemporary design has embraced horizontal grain for a number of years, but as soft contemporary and transitional looks have become more mainstream, horizontal grain is popping up more and more on homeowner wish lists.

Sep 08, 2020
Author: Karen Wistrom
Rough-hewn ceiling trusses, photography by Michael Browning

Surfaces--- The finish matters. The species matters. The style matters. We have seen surfaces extended over the sides of cabinetry in waterfall countertops, the exploding trend of either tiling or putting a solid surface over an entire bathroom wall, where before we may have seen only a backsplash or wainscot tile.

Aug 19, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Trend Study on Kitchen Island and Peninsula Lighting

Lighting technology has come a long way since Thomas Edison invented the first lightbulb in 1879. Today lighting is not only a functional tool but also an important design element.

Jul 14, 2020
Designing From A Distance

People have projects. Designers have creativity. Interaction is limited during a pandemic.

Jun 03, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Mirror Interior Design Trend | Kitchen & Bath Cabinet Trends

Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time.  They add a reflective quality and can make a room feel lighter and brighter and even more expansive. Let's explore the use of a mirror within cabinetry as a creative alternative to regular clear glass.

May 26, 2020
White Painted Quarter Sawn Oak on Dura Supreme Inset cabinetry

Texture is back. We’ve seen it in rough hewn ceiling beams, the introduction of more character-rich wood species in cabinetry, and in dimensional wall tile. We also have the enormous popularity of painted cabinetry.

Apr 28, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A New Age For The Work Place and The Home Office. A video call meeting from a home office to a home office.

Home offices are more important today than they’ve ever been in the entire history of mankind. As we face a new age of global pandemics, millions have had no choice but to take their work home and continue their business remotely.

Apr 21, 2020
Beautiful Design will Emerge from this Pandemic

For hundreds if not thousands of years, mankind has been altering their environment to cure sicknesses and improve health. Architecture, infrastructure, and interiors have been re-imagined while entire cities have been redesigned as humanity battled the plague, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, etc.

Apr 08, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
color palette paint decks

With painted cabinetry very popular across the board, and no end in sight, it seems like a good time to talk about color palettes, finishing processes and where trends are headed. Dura Supreme is way ahead of the curve on this.

Feb 18, 2020
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Gray Color Pallette. Popular and Trending Classic  Gray Paint Colors for Kitchen and Bath

With Dura Supreme's collection of classic gray painted finishes, it has been interesting to see these finishes continuously flowing across our factory floor, destined for homes around the country.

Jan 14, 2020
Color Palette. Trendy Colors vs. Classic Color Schemes

Pantone recently announced their new "2020 Color of the Year" which gets many people in the design community talking and sharing inspired ideas.  Pantone, which describes itself as "the authority on color, provider of color systems and leadi

Dec 31, 2019
The Art of Authentic Painted Finishes. Distressed Reclaimed Cabinetry Look

Part of the allure of certain artisan finishes is how authentic they look as they personify a specific look.  As reclaimed, restored, and repurposed looks rise in popularity, many companies are re-creating these looks to bring an element of texture and intrigue into home interiors.

Nov 12, 2019
Author: Karen Wistrom

This modern farmhouse kitchen features a beautiful combination of dark blue painted and gray-undertone stained Hickory cabinets that’s sure to be an eye-catcher.

Oct 03, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Warm Wired Mercury High Gloss Foil Drawer and Doors, Dura Supreme

Today we are going to take a look at a home that was recently remodeled with a masculine, modern sense of style.  Designer Jennifer Ferson, of Ferson Kitchen & Bath Design, channeled this style through the use of some great textures and colors.  Let’s start with the big picture.

Aug 09, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Shades of White Cabinetry Colors by Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Warm vs Cool Color Palettes for Interior Design.

Painted white cabinetry has a timeless look and feel.  Selecting white paint for your cabinets opens up so many options when it comes to pulling together a beautiful color palette for an interior design. Do you opt for a color palette that is all white, a mixture of shades of white, or white with pops of color? The color combinations that you can create with white paints are endless.

Jul 16, 2019
Light blue painted cabinetry with a personalized custom paint match finish.

Color is the driving force in most design projects.  

Color can drive mood, affect energy levels and have cultural connections. This kitchen below definitely has an upbeat, energetic vibe.

Jul 10, 2019
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Kitchen Trends: Enter the Brass Age. Navy Blue and White kitchen design with Brass hardware.

The cool metal tones (stainless steel, nickel, chrome, etc.) that have outsold all other finishes on everything from decorative hardware, to faucets and to furniture, have become so popular they have begun to look commonplace. 

Jul 02, 2019
Remodel Stories: A Bright, Blue Show-Stopper



Bold, Blue and Beautiful. The most fitting name for this show-stopping kitchen located in Hauppauge, NY.

Apr 09, 2019
Colorful white and aqua blue kitchen design with neutral cabinet colors.

It's a challenge sometimes to introduce color into kitchens because cabinetry is a long term investment and color trends vary over the years.  Homeowners will often ask, "What if the color I like today looks dated and old after a few years?"

Mar 26, 2019
Author: Karen Wistrom
A Cramped Kitchen Transforms into Charming and Timeless

Picture a 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating. 

Image of a New York neighborhood.

Jan 15, 2019
A close up photo od dark navy blue cabinetry with a distressed paint finish on a kitchen island.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may be aware that blue is wildly trending in interiors. I have been seeing it in every element of design, and it seemed like a good time to share with you all the myriad of ways to incorporate blue into your home.

Nov 28, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Kitchen Island Table Close Up

The saying, “he is an island” generally refers to someone who is all alone, far away from the main stream of life.

Oct 30, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Black Iron Baluster, Wood Treads, Scott Homes, Inc., Iran Watson Photography

Over the past few years we’ve seen the rise of the wildly popular white painted kitchen. Its classic, timeless style has captivated yet another generation. From transitional white kitchens to sleek contemporary and more recently the modern farmhouse style, white has proven very versatile.

Oct 16, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz