Now that 2017 is well underway, it’s interesting to take a look at the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) projected trends in kitchens for this year. (They also did projected trends for baths, too. That’s for another post.) According to their member survey results, contemporary-styled kitchens have overtaken traditional to become the second most popular North American kitchen design (behind transitional).
White and gray painted cabinets dominate kitchen colors, either individually or together as a two-tone color scheme. Gray is especially popular and continues to trend up. Other colors rising in popularity are blue and black paint for cabinets, appliances or other accents in the kitchen.
Mixing materials and textures is popular, like wood and metal, stone and quartz.
Most requested kitchen features include furniture-look pieces, rollouts and pullouts, and under cabinet LED lighting. Use of crown molding is declining.
Rustic and reclaimed woods are frequently requested.
Quartz is the most popular kitchen countertop material and trending up. Granite, the second most popular countertop material, is trending down.
Induction cooktops and convection ovens are trending higher. Microwave drawers are requested more often than freestanding or built-in microwaves.
Use of technology in the kitchen is increasing. About one third of NKBA professionals included wiring for future tech integration. Also trending upwards: more Internet connected appliances and docking stations. Read about it in our blog.
Interior barn and pocket doors in kitchens are trending up.
Accessible and/or universal design features continue to trend up for kitchens.
Here at Prévo, we see these trends passing through our facility, thanks to our awesome designers. Any feature seen here can be incorporated into a new Prévo kitchen. If you want it, we'll make it happen.