28 Feb Grabill Turns Its Custom Stain Finishes Into a Distinctive, Affordable Collection
Grabill is using its custom finish wizardry to provide its designers with new transparent color alternatives. These stains and stain glaze combinations complement the painted finishes now dominating contemporary cabinetry styles. The artisans at Grabill want to share some of their personalized solutions with other designers to give them fresh ideas for the distinctive and affordable finishes their clients are seeking.
“We’ve been listening to our designers and finding that people are looking for something in their contemporary designs that adds the robust character found in wood grain,” said Josef Carlock of Grabill Dealer Development. “We are always adapting to our designers’ imaginations, so we’ve been developing warmer and softer custom transparent stains with medium to dark tones that highlight the grain character.”
This trend was also mentioned in a report from the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, which noted that “grayed browns and rustic finishes were everywhere in cabinets.” Transitional and especially contemporary looks were popular, and offered “an interesting juxtaposition to the earthy, rustic grains and textures being shown.”
“Now we’re putting on our sales shelf, so to speak, some of the more trend-relevant stain colors we’ve developed for individual customers. We hope this will give our designer partners some ideas about what might create a new and distinctive look for their clients. In addition, we are also providing these stain options for more affordable maple and hickory woods, along with higher-end white oak rift-cut. “
Accordingly, based on input from its sales agents and customers, Grabill has just released a collection of eight of these custom stain finishes on hickory, maple and white oak rift-cut. Current Grabill dealers may order samples by viewing our latest bulletin in Grabill’s Partner Center; homeowners, designers and other specifiers should contact their local Grabill dealer for sample information.
“More affordable, more distinctive — merging contemporary and traditional qualities — it’s design freedom that works off the shelf and with a budget,” said Josef. “This is one more way in which we help our customers stay a step ahead.” For more about Grabill Grays, call 877-472-2782.