socializing. Fondue and pasta making – people are buying it to make
an event out of the meal, a [way]
to extend the time a family is
Particular products that captured
Hill’s eye include an improved garlic
press from Chef’n.
“It’s far easier to use and far easier
to clean,” he said. “There were
incremental improvements to
Colors were something else that
caught Hill’s attention. He was
impressed to see the rainbow of
colors offered with Tovolo’s new
wood handled spatula line.
“There was a lot of energy and
excitement,” Pflieger agreed.
“Everyone seemed to have a lot
of interesting products. Joseph
Joseph debuted some great
product. There was a lot of color
throughout the show, pastels and
primary colors. Silvermark had
some great colored knives with
colorful blades and handles.”
Blooming colors that caught our
eye included soft oranges and
purples. Color trends from Pantone
were a topic at the show. A trend
forecast containing the nine most
directional color palettes for home
furnishings and interior design
in 2012 was revealed during the
show. PANTONE® VIEW home +
interiors 2012 palettes include:
Nonchalance, Subtleties, Resilience,
Indigo Effects, Transcending Time, Back to the
Fuchsia, Reflections, Nouveau Neon and The Comics.
The simplicity and casual ambience in this palette,
called Nonchalance, are easy to read and enjoy.
The reassuring colors coax a feeling of tranquility
and relaxation with no suggestion of anxiety in the
surroundings. The comforting pastel pinks, ethereal
blues and soft egret white wrap us in carefree baby
blanket colors, harmoniously blending with the
more mature taupe, gray and grape tones.
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Rachael Ray’s cookware is on trend with a
sumptuous shade of orange.