Kitchen & Bathroom Style Trends for 2013
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Over in the USA the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association is ramping up for its annual Industry show in New Orleans this weekend.
While there attendees are likely to see the latest trends highlighted in the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) 2013 Kitchen and Bath Style Report. The report analysed results from a recent survey of more than 300 NKBA member-designers on the materials, product types and styles they specified during the final three months of 2012 and unveiled:
- Grey colour schemes in both kitchens and baths have witnessed a dramatic escalation since 2010, particularly over the past year. Used currently in 55% of kitchens and 56% of bathrooms, shades of grey are growing in appeal, creating chic, sophisticated spaces that many consumers desire.
- Continuing an important trend from last year, transitional-style kitchens and bathrooms have clearly surpassed traditional styles, a longstanding favourite until 2012.
- Among cabinetry, white has stayed on top since last year. The popularity of white cabinetry jumped from 47% to 59% in 2012 and further increased to 67% this year.
- The preference for glass splashes has grown dramatically over the past three years: from 42% in 2010 to 64% this year.
Source: 2013 NKBA Kitchen and Bath Style Report. View the full report here.
For those of us not lucky enough to be making the trip to New Orleans we can follow along thanks to our friends at Formica via their Facebook page or on twitter @FormicaGroup who’ll be updating throughout the show.
If you’re wanting something a little closer to home, the New Zealand chapter of the NKBA is hosting its annual conference July 19-20 in Christchurch.