Wilsonart sponsors design webinars on color concepts, such as undertones and custom kitchen appliances with color, while NKBA | KBIS sponsors business webinars on how to work with contractors.
By Elisa Fernández-Arias
The design webinars for June, which are free and sponsored by Wilsonart, focus on providing in-depth knowledge on color concepts. They cover a wide range of topics, including how to help clients make color choices, understanding undertones and the influence of Italian art on American kitchens, among others.
In June, NKBA | KBIS sponsors free business webinars focusing on working with contractors. These informative sessions will help designers to learn about the dynamic of the work relationship, how to find and vet quality contractors and more.
Please note: All webinars begin at 12 noon ET.
Webinar CEU Information for Certification
Each month, NKBA offers free 60-minute webinars worth 0.1 CEU per event. This is an easy way for designers to collect the CEUs needed to maintain NKBA certification and learn great skills along the way. Participants must engage in 80 percent of each live session to receive CEU credit.
Webinars for June
Design Webinar Theme: Color Concepts, Sponsored by Wilsonart
Exterior Paint Color Consults — A “How-To” Guide for Helping Your Clients Make Confident Color Choices
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to lead exterior color consultations that are not only fun and profitable, but also leave your clients happy and confident in their color selections! Join Rebecca West, CEO of Seriously Happy Homes, on June 6, 2023, as she shares the exact A-Z process she uses on her consults. Register here.
Trends in Engineered Surfaces for Kitchens & Baths
Discover 4 key trends in K&B design for 2023: Neo Nature, Modern Charm, Lifestyle Focus and Coastal Calm. On June 12, 2023, learn from Gwen Petter, Director of Product Design for Wilsonart, Brittany Stanley, Sr. Product Designer and Team Lead for TFL and Wetwall for Wilsonart and Mark Kieckhafer, Director of Residential Sales for Wilsonart about different design elements and engineered surfaces available. Register here.
Color: Understanding Undertones
Getting the undertones wrong in a kitchen or bath can be an expensive mistake. On June 13, 2023, join Debbie Boggs, Co-Founder of Staging Studio, to gain a deeper understanding of color, learning how to define color in three different ways and how to find solutions to color dilemmas. Your clients will be amazed at your ability to work with color and expertly combine hard surface selections. Register here.
Italian Art in American Kitchens
As far back as the Etruscans and then followed by the Renaissance, Italian art has been celebrated. Beautiful art is like a house with good bones; nature’s biophilic shapes have influenced art and design absolutely and unquestionably since the beginning of time. In this webinar on June 20, 2023, presented by Mark Rosenhaus, President of Rosenhaus Design, you will dive into the creative mindsets of Michelangelo, Alexander Calder and Frank Lloyd Wright to understand what they were thinking — and the kitchen designs that emulate them. Register here.
Discovering Custom Kitchen Appliances with Color
The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but now it’s the new congregating space of the home. Join Shae Wilder, Trade Marketing Manager of Bluestar Cooking, on June 28, 2023, to learn about consumer behavioral changes and how the appliance industry is adjusting to their needs. Discover how these new changes in the appliance industry are driving home cooks to appreciate the importance of design and functionality in their kitchens. Register here.
Business Webinar Theme: Partnering With Contractors, Sponsored by NKBA | KBIS
How to be Successful When Partnering with Contractors
Have you ever wondered what you should expect from a contractor and what a contractor expects from a designer? On June 14, 2023, join LaDonna Eriksen, Owner of Interiors by Design and a licensed contractor, as she helps you understand the interesting relationship between designers and contractors (ie: selections, purchasing, billing, etc.) and more. Register here.
How to Work with Contractors Without Losing Your Mind
The right contractor can make or break your kitchen or bath project. In this webinar on June 27, 2023, led by design business coach Melissa Galt, CEO of Melissa Galt Inc., you’ll learn where to find quality contractors, how to vet them and how to work with them effectively for a successful outcome on every project. You’ll also learn how to bill for Design Implementation (project management). Register here.