Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Partners with NKBA Insiders to Create Outdoor Cabinetry Color Palettes


Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor kitchen appliances and cabinetry and NKBA brand member, partnered with the NKBA Insiders to help bring color into the outdoor kitchen.  Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry, Pulp Design Studio; Rebekah Zaveloff, KitchenLab Design, and Elle H-Millard, NKBA, along with NKBA designer member Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Design, curated color palettes for the brand’s Arcadia Cabinet Series. The series can be customized with more than 250+ RAL color options, oiled Ipe wood or a charcoal gray powder-coated stainless steel.

“Incorporating color into the cabinetry is a great way to create a natural extension of a home’s interior and intertwine the two spaces,” said Alexis Hiller, head of marketing for Kalamazoo. “We hope these palettes will help to inspire homeowners and encourage them to embrace color just like our design partners.”

Each designer created a four-color palette that reflects their current design aesthetic.

Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry

The founders of Pulp Design Studios in Dallas and Seattle and current NKBA Insiders, Dotolo and Gentry transferred their love of travel to exotic destinations, specifically Morocco, into a “Colors of Kismet” palette. The fern green, violet, brown and black color scheme is inspired by the romance of Morocco’s spice markets, sun-bleached buildings and eclectic bazaars. This palette adds a touch of drama to any outdoor space.

Pulp Design Studio, NKBA Insider Arcadia Color Palette, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Rebekah Zaveloff, CKD

Based in Chicago, Zaveloff, co-founder of KitchenLab Design and a 2019 NKBA Insider, turned to nature for inspiration. Rebekah loves the subtlety of oyster white, gray-white, pebble gray and beige red because these colors form a neutral background, allowing the landscape around it to pop. The shades of gray have both blue and green undertones and pair easily with stainless steel accents and natural material countertops.

Rebekah Zaveloff Arcadia Color Palette for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Elle H-Millard, CKD

NKBA Insider H-Millard was also inspired by the greens found in nature for her palette. Pastel green, black green, light green and traffic green are colors she associates with relaxing in a natural setting. When paired together, these colors are both energetic and calming. They remind her of watching the sun glide across the sky, palm leaves blowing in the wind and dancing firelight. This outdoor oasis is like a perfect vacation, she says, free of stress and shared with good food, family and friends.

NKBA Insider Elle H-Millard Arcadia Color Palette for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

NKBA member Cheryl Kees Clendenon, principal of In Detail Interiors in Pensacola, Fla., also contributed a palette. Hers is inspired by a new “sassy Southern” generation. With a blend of ocean blue, turquoise, coral and curry, it’s a design style that embraces the unexpected —in life as well as in color. The palette is both casual and whimsical and brings a sense of joy to outdoor entertainers who embrace back-porch parties, garden chats, and celebrations with family and friends.

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Arcadia Color Palette for Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

The new palettes were introduced at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Feb. 19-21, 2019, in the Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet booth and were featured at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York in April 2019.

NKBA Insiders and Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Chief Product Designer, Russ Faulk

NKBA Insiders Elle H-Millard, NKBA; Rebekah Zaveloff, Kitchenlab Design; Russ Faulk, Chief Product Designer, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet; Liz Lapan, In Detail Interiors; Carolina Gentry, Pulp Design Studio; Cheryl Kees Clendenon, In Detail Interiors; Beth Dotolo, Pulp Design Studio