Canac Expands its Cabinetry Color Palette to Provide Versatility in Home DesignNew colors, stains and antiques offer myriad design options to match personal preferences

    KOHLER, Wis. - May 8, 2007 - With multiple new colors, stains and antiques that highlight the richness and texture of cabinetry, Canac - a leading manufacturer of fine semi-custom, full-access cabinetry since 1967 - provides homeowners with the freedom to select statement finishes for their cabinetry that truly individualize their living spaces and complement their lifestyles. "Sometimes a singular accent color within a home setting is all that is needed to visually articulate the homeowner's style - whether urban, coastal, traditional, transitional or something else entirely," says Mark Johansen, marketing manager for Canac.

    Canac unveils Glacier Grey

    Black and White colors
    On the contemporary design front, metallic surfaces and smooth, monochromatic colors are growing in popularity. Canac echoes this trend with its new Mira colors, the perfect choices for Canac's upscale Cellini™ cabinets. Mira White low-gloss, an almost matte, finish lends a serene purity to industrious lifestyles. Additionally, Mira Black high- and low-gloss colors create a calming and elegant look in a modern kitchen.

    Stains and Antiques
    Offering a new grey stain option for cabinets, Canac unveils Glacier Grey™, which is available on oak, maple and knotty alder wood species. Possessing a cool, blue-grey hue similar to a melting iceberg, Glacier Grey is a neutral, welcoming color choice. For a warm, traditional aesthetic, Canac is now offering a specialized Black Antique on its line of Maple cabinets that are finished in Hazelnut.

    Available across the spectrum of cabinetry styles - contemporary to traditional - the new Kafé stain provides an elegant, medium chocolate shade to cabinetry made of Oak, Maple, Cherry and Knotty Alder. "Kafé is a beautifully rich brown and is the perfect answer to current kitchen and wood color trends that have been moving toward deeper brown," says Johansen.

    Splashy Vapour colors
    Infusing true designer elements in the home may be as simple as adding new Cosmopolitan accent doors - aluminum framed accessory doors with glass inserts - in sizzling new colors. Vapour™ Blue, Vapour ® Orange and Vapour Green perfectly match KOHLER Cast Iron sinks in the same colors to create a contemporary, European aesthetic in the kitchen, while the smoky, crimson Red and coffee bean Brown colors emote a warmer sensation.

    "Adding color to our Cosmopolitan door offering presents significant additional design opportunities," says Johansen. "Homeowners can highlight accent color elements in their contemporary kitchens or create color blocks by ganging multiple doors together."

    As one the largest suppliers of frameless cabinets in North America, Canac cabinetry is specified not only for kitchens, laundry areas and bathrooms, but also for bedroom built-ins, library, bar and entertainment units. All Canac cabinets meet or exceed the recommended minimum construction and performance standards for kitchen cabinets as outlined by the Kitchen Cabinets Manufacturers Association (KCMA).

    With manufacturing locations in Thornhill, Ontario, and Statesville, N.C., Canac is available through an extensive network of exclusive corporate and associate dealer showrooms across the United States and Canada.

    Canac is part of Kohler Co. Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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    CONTACT:
    Todd Weber
    todd.weber@kohler.com
    Phone: 920-457-4441, ext. 72707