Once again, the Simon/Myers team attended the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, NV. KBIS is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to kitchen and bath design. We spotted some new interior design trends along with a few enduring themes. Take a look, and see what's coming and what's staying.
A WELL-ROUNDED STYLE WITH A SENSE OF HISTORY
Mid-century Modern was still the dominating style with its clean lines, but it’s getting a fresh take by mixing it up with touches of traditional details and vintage décor to create a refined, eclectic style.
BOLD, BUT WARM
Kitchen cabinets are going dark, neutrals and metals are warming up, and natural materials are still going strong and being used in a bold way.
Minimalist spaces with limited color and material palettes are no longer the norm. Kitchens and baths seen at KBIS had personality with depth by using bold colors, detailed patterns, luxurious finishes, and mixed textures that created a rich and unique space.
This color trend stood out the most at KBIS 2019, which is also making waves in the interior design world. From kitchen cabinets to tile backslashes and kitchen appliances, there was no shortage of shades of green throughout the show. This popular jewel tone paired well with warm metal finishes such as brass and warm neutrals - another popular trend for 2019.
Shades of white aren’t the only thing warming up lately. Warm metal finishes were getting even warmer at KBIS this year. Think less rose gold and more copper. GE Café says theirs is inspired by the copper used in classic kitchen cookware. Samsung also released a new, warmer finish: Tuscan Stainless Steel.
Kitchen cabinets were seen in darker shades including black, navy, and dark charcoal brown wood finishes. This was paired with light stone counter tops to create a punch of contrast.
Large, continuous slabs of stone are still the popular choice for backsplashes and counter tops, but this year we’re seeing stone surfaces with drama, high contrast, and in a larger scale. Dark stone with light veining, large scale terrazzo, and black and white coloring with veining that creates large, graphic patterns were seen throughout the show.
Appliances and apron kitchen sink fronts were offered in multiple options to showcase style and personality. This unconventional location to make a statement allows you to mix and match colors or stone surfaces with multiple hardware finish options.
A popular color choice when making a statement with kitchen appliances was anything that was bold and bright. These stood out and balanced well with the neutral and natural surfaces used throughout the rest of the kitchen.
Large floral prints or rose bouquets were used in some vignettes, but they all created a sense of luxury from the classic and ornate surroundings. Shades of pink and purple were used as a color accent in bathrooms in the cabinets, sink, or tub.
Shades of blue continue to be a popular color choice. This year these shades were seen in the kitchen with light powder blue to navy color cabinets.
Warmer whites continue to have a presence in kitchen and bath spaces, whether it’s used in materials such wood or textures. However, in 2019 we’re seeing this warmer off-white make its way onto cabinets as a solid color.
For more images and a copy of this report, download the PDF.
One of the biggest obstacles brought on by the pandemic and remote working has been learning how to interview and onboard new hires in a fully virtual way. Finding the right fit for any position is difficult enough as it is, but doing it through a screen poses additional challenges.
Over the past year, being physically distant from each other has required changes in the way we communicate and stay connected. While this has been a challenge, it has also allowed us to re-consider not only how we communicate, but how we might improve, even beyond the pandemic.
There are few topics as hot as content marketing in the digital marketing world right now, and for good reason—great content sells. But it can also be a trap. Too often we see businesses creating content simply because they’ve been told they should do it. Without a strategic plan, businesses can spend huge amounts of time and resources on content that never resonates and never makes an impact on the bottom line. That’s a tough call to answer when marketing budgets come up for discussion.
Related Featured Work