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NBC Sports Features our Warroad, Minnesota Hockey Roots

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:53

Located less than a half hour from the Canadian border, and with a population of just under 1,800, Warroad, Minnesota is probably an easy town to miss unless you happen to be from there, or know somebody from there.

This small town has become such a hockey factory and developed such a rich history within the sport — at all levels — that it has been dubbed “Hockeytown, USA.”

One of the biggest driving forces behind hockey in Warroad over the years has been the Marvin Family, owners of the largest employer in Warroad (Marvin Windows and Doors), for contributing to the construction of the Warroad Gardens rink and helping to ensure that kids always have a place to skate. That commitment has helped drive a passion for hockey in the town that has helped it produce a lasting impact on the sport that has been felt locally (the dominant boys and girls high school programs), Internationally, and in the NHL.

The NBC Sports Group celebrated Hockey Day in America with an NHL quadrupleheader followed by a documentary that brings the rich hockey tradition of Warroad to life through iconic Olympic athletes and professional hockey players.

Read more in NBC Sports and watch the documentary here.

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Portrait Magazine Features Home on The Water's Edge with Marvin Windows

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:57

In a recent feature in Portrait Magazine, it’s clear the Pacific Northwest has a special relationship with the outdoors. For the wet part of the year, that relationship is something like puppy love: longing glances, occasional dalliances, gloomy afternoons spent pining on the sofa. But during those brief, brilliant months of summer, they throw themselves out of the house with abandon: cooking, eating, entertaining, recreating, relaxing and soaking up every drop of those few, endless days.

For the owners of this custom home in Lake Oswego, their vision of paradise is a place where the outdoor party never has to stop, rain or shine. That’s where Marvin windows came in – keeping the home “well insulated even during the stormiest of days, particularly important for a home this close to the water.”

Read more in Portrait Magazine. 

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The Pros Pick the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door as a Best IBS 2017 New Product

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:39

After the 2017 International Builders’ Show and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the editors at BUILDER and Remodeling magazines asked readers and industry professionals to let them know what stuck out to them in an online survey. Selected among the products that impressed these pros was the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door with Sliding Door Automatic Control.

Jamie Briesemeister of Integration Controls praised the door as “a great solution for large doors/spaces.”

Read more in BUILDER Magazine.

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Marvin's Kris Hanson: When Selling Replacement Windows, Focus on Options

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 09:24

 

Marvin Windows and Doors Architects Challenge 2016 Best Remodel/Addition Winner, KITE Architects.

The February issue of Professional Remodeler features an article by Marvin’s Kris Hanson, discussing how remodelers can provide a valuable service by helping clients understand the many options available for replacement windows. Important considerations are outlined, including clients’ goals and design needs when thinking about how replacement windows can transform the look, feel and function of a home.

Read more in Professional Remodeler.

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Contemporary Home with Energy-Efficient Integrity Windows Featured in Residential Architect

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 09:17

This modern guest home by Hoover Architects, PLLC was designed with a tree house in mind, focusing on a heightened connection between indoors and the beautiful tree-lined lot. Sustainability was key, and Integrity double and triple pane windows allowed for open, unobstructed views and the performance that this home required.

Read more in Residential Architect.

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Marvin Windows Make a Perfect Match in this Frank Lloyd Wright Replica Home

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:13

Fox Cities Magazine profiles a Usonian-Style Frank Lloyd Wright replica built on the shores of Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. Marvin windows were utilized to fulfill the unique challenge of replicating the complex design of the home – a single-story, flat-roofed dwelling that emphasizes a deep connection with nature, including the natural habitat whenever possible. Massive structural timbers had to be delivered by crane, and the windows had to be “strong enough for the unique design.”

Read more in Fox Cities Magazine.

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Marvin Graces Cover and is Featured in "Made in America" issue of PRODUCTS Magazine

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:54

 

The Healdsburg Residence, a 2015 Marvin Architects Challenge winner, graces the cover of this month’s PRODUCTS Magazine. Selected for representing its “Made in America” theme, the Healdsburg Residence is a beautiful example of modern farmhouse style.

The Marvin Corner Window is also featured on page 18 as part of an article called “Home Made” – featuring domestically-made building products and the states they’re manufactured in.

Read more in PRODUCTS Magazine.

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Krischelle Tennessen Talks Human Resources in Prairie Business Magazine

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 09:10

The Marvin Companies’ new Chief Human Resources Officer Krischelle Tennessen offers her insights on one of the most pressing issues facing company leaders today – how to attract, retain and motivate employees.

In her position at a company that’s more than 100 years old and is still family owned, Tennessen outlines the three key principles that represent success: be authentic, be flexible and be transparent.

Read the full article in Prairie Business Magazine.

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Integrity Featured in the Most Popular Exteriors on Houzz in 2016

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:44

Houzz.com shared the site’s most popular home exteriors in 2016, and Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner Lake Calhoun Organic Modern took top marks. The Minneapolis home, built by John Kraemer & Sons, features Integrity Wood-Ultrex windows and doors throughout the property to showcase the property’s stunning lake views. Read on for more from Houzz about the winning project.

People fell in love with these exterior home scenes

For all the time we spend enjoying our homes from the inside, there’s something so pleasing about coming home to a beautiful outside. Whether it’s a gorgeous paint color, careful landscaping or the invitation of a front porch seat, these 15 photos captivated users, making them the most popular exteriors uploaded to Houzz in 2016, as measured by saves to ideabooks.

1. Lakeside modern. By far and away, this shot was the most popular exterior photo uploaded to Houzz in 2016. Readers appreciated the organic, modern forms in this exterior, in particular the stonework and dramatic windows.

Stonework: silver Fond Du Lac and charcoal stack ledge, Hedberg Landscape and Masonry; windows: Integrity, Marvin

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Marvin's Kris Hanson Weighs in on Window Trends in Qualified Remodeler

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:15

Senior Manager of Group Product Management Kris Hanson joins other leading window manufacturers to discuss current trends in the window industry, including big glass for both traditional and modern remodeling projects.

“Regardless of personal style, people want windows that offer larger views, and they like having options when it comes to finishes,” said Hanson. “The trend toward more glass aligns well with a renewed desire to experience a seamless integration between the indoors and the outdoors.”

Read more in Qualified Remodeler.

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Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner Profiled in Chicago Tribune

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:44

Gracing the front page of the Homes section in the Chicago Tribune, the Lake Calhoun Organic Modern home, winner of a 2016 Red Diamond Achiever Award, is described as a “cut above.” The article focuses on how the designer brings lofty ideas and worldly collections to a lakeside home in Minneapolis, built with impressive views seen through Integrity windows and doors.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune Article.

 

 

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Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner Profiled in the Chicago Tribune

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:44

Gracing the front page of the Homes section in the Chicago Tribune, the Lake Calhoun Organic Modern home, winner of a 2016 Red Diamond Achiever Award, is described as a “cut above.” The article focuses on how the designer brings lofty ideas and worldly collections to a lakeside home in Minneapolis, built with impressive views seen through Integrity windows and doors.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune Article.

 

 

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Marvin Windows and Doors Takes Action to Fill Skilled Labor Gap

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:26

Internal programs and national philanthropic campaigns are cornerstones of effort

WARROAD, Minn. – Jan 10, 2017 – At a time when an estimated 3.1 million skilled labor jobs are going unfilled,[1] Marvin Windows and Doors announces its participation as a charter sponsor of Generation Next, a philanthropic campaign from This Old House that will encourage and empower young people to join the skilled trades. Marvin will participate in a campaign kickoff reception at this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in “The Backyard” on January 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., where an initial donation will be presented to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program.

“We’re facing an unprecedented shortage in skilled trade talent in this country, and it’s notably affecting the potential success of the building industry,” said Marvin Windows and Doors Vice President of Marketing Brett Boyum. “We believe that there’s an incredible pool of talent out there, that if nurtured properly, can be the new face of skilled trades. By focusing on training, mentoring and scholarships through initiatives like Generation Next, we can collaborate with other leaders to help close the gap.”

The charter sponsorship of Generation Next is the latest in a series of efforts, including numerous internal Marvin training programs that emphasize apprenticeship, manufacturing foundations and cross-functional certifications in cutting-edge areas like mechatronics. As manufacturing machinery continues to advance, investing in mechatronics and other advanced training means a more skilled workforce and a welcomed challenge for employees.

When it comes to changing perceptions about vocational careers, reaching young people early is key. In conjunction with the Minnesota Innovation Institute, Marvin is actively developing a pre-apprenticeship program, working with local schools to begin training students before graduation, and offering a head-start on training programs that can be completed in the workforce after graduation.

“As manufacturing changes, we have to change with it,” said Peggy Anderholm, manager of education and workforce development at Marvin Windows and Doors. “To date, more than 350 of our employees have graduated from four-year, two-year, diploma or certificate programs to help them become more well-rounded and technically educated tradespeople. Not only do our employees feel pride after graduating, but they’ve secured knowledge they’ll carry with them for the remainder of their careers.”

Learn more about Generation Next at ThisOldHouse.com/TOH-Generation-Next.

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About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today. Visit www.MarvinWindows.com to learn more.

About This Old House
This Old House is the number one multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 62 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice through its award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties including thisoldhouse.com. This Old House and Ask This Old House are produced by This Old House Ventures, LLC and are presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. National underwriting for This Old House television is provided by GMC, The Home Depot, State Farm Insurance Company, Lumber Liquidators, Marvin Windows and Doors and Gorilla Glue. The Executive Producer is Chris Wolfe. Senior producer for This Old House is John Tomlin.

[1] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Marvin Invites Architects to Enter its 2017 Architects Challenge Design Competition

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:26

WARROAD, Minn., Jan. 9, 2017 — Marvin Windows and Doors invites architects to enter its 2017 Architects Challenge, a competition awarding prizes to residential and commercial design projects that exhibit creativity and ingenuity using Marvin windows and doors. Entries should be submitted to MarvinWindows.com/ArchitectsChallenge by March 10, 2017.

Now in its ninth year, the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge will recognize one outstanding design in each of five categories – Contemporary, Transitional, Traditional New Construction, Remodel/Addition and Commercial. An overall Best in Show prize will also be awarded. The entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of esteemed architects, including Robert Gurney, FAIA, Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CAASH and Ted Flato, FAIA.

“The Architects Challenge is an opportunity for Marvin to recognize architects who take creative advantage of the design flexibility we build into our products,” said Dondi Kazukewicz, senior manager of brand communications at Marvin Windows and Doors. “But it is also an opportunity for us to honor their vision and expertise. With each year’s submissions, we are inspired to refine our products and services to help meet the challenges they face.”

Winning entries will be announced during an ARCHITECT Live event at the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, April 27- 29 in Orlando. Marvin will provide conference travel, lodging and registration for the winners.

In addition to the trip to the AIA Convention, the six winners of the Architects Challenge will receive a VIP trip to Minneapolis and Marvin’s headquarters in Warroad, Minn., earning AIA-CES credits during the visit. The project awarded Best in Show will be featured in Architectural Digest magazine, and all of the winning projects will be featured in ARCHITECT magazine and extensively promoted. All winning projects and architects will also be featured in Marvin’s yearly Architects Challenge book, distributed to customers and industry partners.

For more information and to submit a project, visit MarvinWindows.com/ArchitectsChallenge.

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today. Visit www.MarvinWindows.com to learn more.

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Welcome to the Age of Big Glass

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:41

Home buyers are willing to pay more to bask in natural light and multiply living space

Call it a big glass revolution.

No longer bound by rules that once effectively blocked the use of oversized glass in exterior home design, residential architects, builders, and developers can now offer a dazzling natural light show that’s wowing millennial and baby boomer home buyers looking to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor life.

This big glass transformation comes without “… the high energy bills, drafty interiors, outside noise, and aesthetic limitations” usually associated with big glass design, says industry analyst Mariel Behnke of The Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company.

And there’s good news for builders’ bottom lines too: About three out of four surveyed home buyers say they will pay a $4,000 premium for a large retractable glass sliding door, according to independent research and advisory firm John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

The race is on to meet this surging demand with several big glass strategies, including:

Mulling Windows

Home designers and builders have long grouped a series of window assemblies (mulling) to create a larger glass expanse, say for a dining or living room. The difference today is the vast design palette architects and builders have to work with. Mulling arrangements can include many window formats from double- and single-hung, glider, awning, and casement to innovative corner windows for eye-catching panoramas.

Interestingly, the aesthetic limitations that once stayed the hand of traditional home designers and builders has all-but disappeared. Big glass is everywhere, not just contemporary homes. Kris Hanson, senior group product manager at Minnesota-based Marvin Windows and Doors observes, “Big glass has expanded well past contemporary design to include a broad array of home plans.”

Large Glass Doors

Home buyers expect a more seamless transition between outdoor and indoor living space. The growing class of glass doors offers a variety of styling arrangements, from lift-and-slide and multi-slide to bi-fold. Consider the multi-slide glass door, for example, as the outdoor gateway. Marvin’s multi-slide door is available in lengths up to 56 feet and heights up to 12 feet, helping erase the line between outdoor and indoor.

Of course, breakthrough door sizing is only made possible because of corresponding improvements in glass door energy performance. Specifying big glass doesn’t mean a larger HVAC system is required. “We offer larger door sizes without sacrificing energy efficiency or overall performance,” explains Hanson. For example, multi-slide glass doors from Hanson’s company now meet or exceed LC-PG50 rating and offer an extremely low standard U-Factor of 0.28.

Large Windows

Home buyers like the practicality and familiarity of their single-hung, double-hung, and casement windows. They just want them … well, bigger. For example, Marvin double-hung windows are now available in standard sizes up to 5 x 10 feet – yes, 50 square feet for a single unit. Super-size that with two or more assemblies in a mulled arrangement, and ordinary quickly morphs into extraordinary. Single fixed casement windows are now offered at sizes up to 6.7 x 10 feet, flooding home interiors with 67 square feet of natural light.

What’s next? Bet on bigger.

As Hanson puts it, “We’ll continue to introduce larger windows and doors for even more natural light and unobstructed sightlines. Today nearly any interior space can be transformed by big glass to feel even larger and more connected to the outdoors.”

This article originally appeared on Builder.com

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Marvin to Showcase New Bi-Fold Door at IBS, Featuring One of Industry's Largest Glass Panels

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 09:05

New options for big, open views, contemporary finishes and storm-worthy doors and windows among innovations to be on display at Marvin Family of Brands booth

WARROAD, Minn., Jan. 5, 2017 – The new Marvin Clad Ultimate Bi-Fold Door features one of the industry’s widest glass panels at 3 feet, 6 inches in a frame up to 10 feet high, letting the outdoors in with less to block the view. The door will be previewed among an extensive display of innovations and enhancements from Marvin Windows and Doors and Integrity Windows and Doors during the International Builders’ Show (booth W2529) in Orlando, Jan. 10-12.

“The demand in the market continues to be for windows and doors that allow even more natural light, unobstructed views and connection to the outdoors,” says Christine Marvin, director of corporate strategy for Marvin Windows and Doors.

The new Ultimate Bi-Fold Door, part of the company’s Scenic Door Collection, offers the beauty and durability of Marvin’s signature wood-clad products. In addition to wide expanses of glass, it uses two hinges instead of three for a clean, streamlined look suitable for both contemporary and traditional designs. A concealed multi-point locking system is standard, and multiple sill liner options enable customization. A retractable screen, already well proven in the Marvin Ultimate Multi-Slide Door, is also available. Concealed within a surround when not in use, the screen is unobtrusive and is designed to operate easily with a comfortable handle pull grip and a magnetized closure for an immediate and tight seal. The door will be available for ordering in spring 2017.

“Customers today are looking for bigger doors, cleaner lines and more glass, without compromising performance. We’re eager to introduce a new Bi-Fold Door that delivers on all of these expectations,” says Kris Hanson, senior manager, group product management. “And for builders and architects, we’re pleased to provide a door that offers 45 different configurations and can span up to 55.5 feet wide for unparalleled flexibility and impressive aesthetics.”

Other innovations and enhancements on display and special events at IBS 2017 from the Marvin Family of Brands will include:

Marvin Contemporary Studio Collection: Matte Black hardware, larger glass sizes
In response to the contemporary design aesthetic many designers and homeowners prefer, Marvin will display enhancements and additions to its Contemporary Studio Collection. Notable among the enhancements is the new Matte Black hardware, a reflection-free finish that allows the lines and form of each piece – every pull, crank, lock and hinge – to stand out. Also new to the Contemporary Studio Collection are standard 9-foot door heights on its sliding and swinging patio and French, Ultimate Multi-Slide, arch top and commercial doors. The 9-foot height creates impressive line-of-sight views for today’s modern design.

Integrity Windows and Doors: Enhanced Inswing French Patio Door and more
Visitors to the booth will also see an enhanced Integrity Wood-Ultrex Inswing French Door, which is made of patented pultruded fiberglass able to endure all elements without showing age or wear. Featuring French styling and heights up to 8 feet, the enhanced door is constructed with new IMPACT Zone Three (IZ3) certified hurricane-level glass as well as structural improvements and other durability features.

The door is part of a growing portfolio of Integrity products that meet IZ3 requirements for coastal regions. Combining a virtually indestructible fiberglass exterior with an authentic wood interior, the portfolio includes Integrity Wood-Ultrex awning, casement, double hung, polygon and round top windows, sliding French Doors and Outswing French Doors.

Meet-and-Greet with Tommy Silva of This Old House
Marvin continues to be a proud sponsor of This Old House, and is pleased to host Tommy Silva, General Contractor and longtime star of the show for a meet-and-greet, autograph signing and Q+A session hosted by Christine Marvin. The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 2-3 p.m. in the Marvin booth, W2529.

For more information on the Marvin Family of Brands and the innovations on display at this year’s show, visit www.Marvin.com.

About The Marvin Family of Brands
The Marvin Companies is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, Minn. with more than 5,200 employees across 10 cities throughout the United States. The Marvin Family of Brands represents Marvin’s fenestration portfolio, which includes Marvin Windows and Doors and its handcrafted wood and wood clad products that are made to order; Integrity Windows and Doors, which pioneered the fiberglass window category with the introduction of its patented Ultrex®fiberglass material; and Infinity Replacement Windows, which offers homeowners a premier line of Ultrex replacement windows with distinctive design. Marvin’s product portfolio also includes TruStile Doors, the leading manufacturer of made-to-order architectural interior and exterior doors. Marvin and its Family of Brands are distributed nationally through a network of independent dealers and are also exported internationally. Visit Marvin.com and TruStile.com to learn more.

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Qualified Remodeler Highlights Reclaimed Sanctuary in Minneapolis With Marvin Windows

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:16

 

Set within an idyllic Minneapolis, Minnesota, suburb full of charm, great neighbors and beautiful gardens, this quaint two-bedroom, one-bath single-story craftsman home featured in Qualified Remodeler Magazine was in need of a complete roof rebuild. The idea of creating an open and expansive second-story master-suite addition with a playful blend of urban and old world details won over the client’s heart and mind – and Marvin windows helped seal the deal.

Read more about this beautiful renovation and view a slideshow in Qualified Remodeler.

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Home with Stunning Marvin Window Wall Featured in Interiors Magazine

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 09:49

In the rural enclave of Washington, Connecticut lies a unique barn-style home that blends perfectly with its surroundings. Designed by Architect Gordon Kahn, the home was intended to, “create a sense, from the interior, of openness to the outdoors, while at the same time affording a strong sense of shelter.”

This was accomplished with a stunning full wall of Marvin Windows in the home’s main living area.

“In the great room, a massive open space that comprises both living and dining areas, three tiers of Marvin windows have been stacked like layers on an ethereal, 20-foot wedding cake to ensure airiness and openness.”

Read more about this home in Interiors Magazine.

 

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Charlotte Observer Features Marvin's Take on Pantone Color of the Year

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:59

Pantone’s Color of the Year is nature’s neutral
Featured in the Charlotte Observer
December 25, 2016

The Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery, a refreshing and revitalizing shade of zesty yellow-green that’s symbolic of new beginnings.

“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” states Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Each year Pantone, a standardized color matching system for identifying colors, selects a shade based on months of research covering social, economic, fashion and manufacturing trends. Some years their choice is a huge hit, like in 2012 with Tangerine Tango. Other times it’s a miss, like Marsala in 2015. Last year they couldn’t settle on just one shade, so they chose Serenity (baby blue) and Rose Quartz (light pink).

I’m thrilled with their 2017 pick. Green has always been one of my favorite colors. Greenery is nature’s neutral, making it easy to pair with many color combinations. It also makes this color easy to incorporate into existing decors for a fresh update that transcends all seasons.

Green is a happy color. The simple introduction of a bowl of Granny Smith green apples on a countertop brightens the kitchen. An entire room painted green has  calming effect on any size room. It’s hard to say that about any other color.

Pantone sets the stage, but each member of the home furnishings and building community puts their own tinge on the trend. Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, says, “We’ve been watching green gain momentum in the lat few seasons. The Colormix 2017 S/W Color Forecast boasts several green hues.”

“All you need to do to understand the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, is to close your eyes and envision a warm spring day in the park,” says Stephanie Pierce, director of design and trends for MasterBrand Cabinets. She says this color helps blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. “It’s a great complement to the array of wood tones typically found in home interiors, from cabinets and flooring to furniture.”

Even door and window manufacturer Marvin is embracing this year’s color. “It’s no surprise to us that Pantone’s 2017 color of the year is Greenery,” says Christine Marvin, director of corporate strategy. “Homeowners are increasingly seeking a connection with nature and looking for new ways to bring the outdoors in. Larger, more expansive windows and doors are one way to do just that, bringing in natural light, vibrant colors found in the environment and a source of fresh air – in essence, letting nature itself be the source of this refreshing green hue in a space.”

Whether you choose to invest in a new green sofa, paint a room or just open the curtains, you’ll find it easy and refreshing to embrace the new 2017 color of the year.

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Marvin's Dark Exterior Cladding One of Five Housing Trends Shaping Window Design

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:48

 

Builder Magazine writes about five housing trends shaping 2017 window design, including dark finishes for kitchen and bath hardware and appliances. Marvin’s introduction of dark window cladding finishes in suede, gunmetal, clay and bronze is highlighted. Other key trends include indoor/outdoor living, energy efficiency and more.

Read more on Builder.com.

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