Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Highlights
This year was my 4th time attending the Las Vegas Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. KBIS is the most important event of our industry where we designers get to see firsthand all products and innovations our vendors spent the year developing. That said, I definitely made sure to drag my baby bump around to check out every nook and cranny of the show and bring here my true favorites.
Pop of Color
This was definitely the year that most vendors brought back a pop of color! Kohler had a showroom that was quite the colorful experience. Simply gorgeous from top to bottom. It Incorporated colorful designs, but also beautiful neutral palettes.
Their biggest question to its visitors was “ Which colors from the 60’s and 70’s should they bring back”. The public chose Spring Green and Peachblow as their favorites.
Duravit also brought lots of different colors in their vessel sinks and kitchen sinks. Its Granite kitchen sink collection included from bright yellow to muted red, green and blue.
Colors of the Year
The biggest paint brands also came out with their Colors of the Year. Sherwin Williams defined Redend Point and Benjamin Moore selected a much more vibrant tone and named it Raspberry Blush.
White cabinetry is replaced with soft color cabinetry
This time we saw less and less of white cabinetry displayed and more muted, soft tones. Off whites and taupes. We also saw lots of light wood tones coming back in style. The natural wood look is definitely a trend!
Wallpapers, Murals and Patterns
Another trend we saw this time was lots of wallpapers and patterns!! The patterns brought movement, color and fun to the spaces.
We Couldn’t Forget the Tile World
In the tile world, we saw lots of 70’s vintage inspired tile, more on vintage patterns and textures. We also saw a lot of subway and square tiles from neutral colors to bright colors.
Galley Workstation Sinks
Perhaps the biggest trend in kitchen design and that we hope to accommodate in future client’s homes due to its functionality and style, is the galley workstation sinks.
Fully loaded with all sorts of accessories, these sinks will make the day-to-day life of any homeowner who cooks for the family a breeze!
And last but not least… Lighting!!
We are still seeing a lot of brushed brass finishes in the lighting world as well as a lot of natural materials such as wood, concrete and rattan.
Innovative ways of hanging lights were also displayed and conquered the public!
I hope you enjoyed this recap and that it provided you with some inspiration for your future projects. If you are interested in more information on any of the materials shown, please feel free to send our comments via email or direct message on our Instagram @designedsmart