Romance and a certain brooding soft-core Hollywood film don't have to be the only things on our minds as February 14 approaches. Though captivated as we are by the mysterious Mr. Grey and the release of E. L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie adaption, BUILDER is instead focusing our love and affection this Valentine's Day on shades of all colors, gray included.  

Don’t feel tied down by muted and uninspired color options when it comes to a home's interior or exterior. With the help of our sister publications CUSTOM HOME and REMODELING, we pulled together some recently revealed products and past articles related to design trends to help incorporate an exuberant palette of colors into your day.  

How Colorists Choose the Color of the Year

Pantone's Color of the Year Falls Flat 

9 Green Products to Color Your World 

Design Awards Go Gray 

Gray Array

Beautiful White Products (Even After Labor Day!)

Look for Bold, Bright Entry Doors in 2014

Slated for the Long Run

Exterior Elevations That Pop With Color 

2014 Color Trends Leave No Tone Unturned

This RangeCraft Hood in Electric Blue Mirror Finish is also available in Wood Tones, Champagne, Coffee, Sky Blue, Wine Red and Bronze.
This RangeCraft Hood in Electric Blue Mirror Finish is also available in Wood Tones, Champagne, Coffee, Sky Blue, Wine Red and Bronze.

And here's another splash of color or two that recently came across the wire. For brightening up your kitchen, Viking Range debuted the Viking Tuscany Ranges (below) available in Dark Blue, Stainless, Graphite Black, and Antique White color finishes and complete with coordinating hoods and dishwasher panels. Meanwhile, RangeCraft recently unveiled some surprising metallic color finishes on range hoods (to the right). Described by RangeCraft President Ramona Panus as “jewelry for the kitchen,” this new line of range hoods offers homeowners everything from subtle Wood Tones to an Electric Blue Mirror Finish.


The Viking Tuscany Range installed with coordinating hood, available in 36" and 48" widths and four color options. 
Viking Range The Viking Tuscany Range installed with coordinating hood, available in 36" and 48" widths and four color options.