The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which took place this January in Las Vegas, is like a trip to Disneyland for kitchen remodel designers from all around the world. A few of the latest trends and innovations featured at the show are listed below. To see Architectural Digest‘s best picks, click here.
More Colorful Kitchens
Kitchens are moving away from traditional or classical designs and embracing more contemporary treatments. KBIS displayed more use of color and combinations of materials and metals. Sinks in hammered copper, nickel, and bronze were particularly striking. The white kitchen was not featured, although Benjamin Moore proclaimed its Simply White to be its 2016 color of the year.
The Latest from La Cornue
Luxury brands have been adding “designer panache” to their creations. An illustration is the Couleur Collection from La Cornue which features a pastel-colored palette from an award-winning interior designer.
Stainless Steel No Longer Boring
Stainless steel fixtures and appliances are being enhanced with a carbon-look finish. Also, brass fixtures are being beautified with a satin-like sheen.
Easy Care “Marble”
The development of hard-surface products engineered to look like natural stone, such as granite and marble, continues.
Cabinets Are Warmer
There is more use of warm woods, especially white oak, and combining paint and wood.
Double ovens using convection and steam, with steam being the main feature, were impressive. They provide a method of preparing food for better taste and to retain more nutritional value.
Under-cabinet refrigeration is not just confined to the kitchen. Now you can enjoy a cold drink in the bedroom without having to trek downstairs. Also, under-counter microwave drawers are available to free up space on kitchen countertops.
Transform the Look of Your Walls
Dimensional tiles with a sculptured or textured appearance were consistent across manufacturers. Also striking were many displays of black and white tiles in dazzling geometric patterns.
The kitchen of tomorrow is destined to be more innovative and time-saving than ever before, and kitchen designers are already looking forward to what will be on display at the 2017 KBIS in Orlando, Florida.
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