The iconic Kitchen exhibition was held in Las Vegas (USA) from 19 to 21 February this year & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Our site of advice could not pass by such an event, because the exhibition featured new countertops, kitchen furniture, equipment for kitchens and bathrooms. Let’s highlight the main trends.
The first thing that experts and visitors of the Kitchen exhibition drew attention to & Bath Industry Show – Increased interest in dark kitchen cabinets. Yes, white is still in trend, there were more than enough such furniture sets for kitchens. However, dark gray, graphite, dark wood shades came in second in popularity. The designers noted an interesting novelty – the Cinder color. It looks like a mixture of brown and charcoal, resulting in a deep and warm shade..
In addition, kitchen furniture manufacturers continue to experiment with deep blue tones, and white kitchens are becoming softer, warmer, turning into shades of milky, creamy, light beige. The designers noted the popularity of navy, which means “naval”, deep, noble blue. It was mainly used to highlight the kitchen island and the bottom row of cabinets..
As for countertops, stone is in trend. And not granite and marble, but quartzite. The portal has already written about the features of this material for countertops. Quartz looks great, lasts a long time, allows you to make the kitchen functional, modern, comfortable and beautiful. In terms of colors, KBIS featured a wide variety of countertops, but the most popular were all shades of gray, as well as black quartzite with white and gold veins..
Concrete countertops, which are very industrial and modern, also became a notable trend of the exhibition. Also available in wood-like designs such as pale beech, smoky walnut, knotty maple.
In addition, manufacturers have presented countertops with heated work surfaces and lighting. By the way, lighting is now being built into kitchen islands, home bars, dressing tables in bathrooms. This addition makes the interior even more modern and original..
Kitchens are becoming smarter, as all KBIS-2019 visitors noted. Among the new products are a porcelain refrigerator that allows you to properly store a lot of various products, refrigerators for wine with special modes, a humidor for storing cigars, which also need a certain temperature and humidity. Trends include double ovens and combined hobs with gas burners and an induction zone. Kitchen appliances are increasingly connected to Wi-Fi, controlled by a smartphone, and allows you to control the process of cooking and storing food remotely. However, this trend cannot be called new, as is the emergence of more and more “smart” and economical toilets and bathrooms..
Zip Water’s innovative HydroTap water filter was awarded a special KBIS-2019 prize.
Another nominee is PowderRain from Hansgrohe. So rain showers are still popular.