Trends
Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry

Trends for Kitchens & Bath
Practicality & Simplicity are what will be sought in kitchens and baths of tomorrow. To achieve
this, homeowners will show a greater interest in lasting value and better aesthetics, combining
elegant and rich colors with simple materials which are less ornate and easier to maintain. Look
for a mix of materials like warmer metals with worn, natural woods, contrasting color schemes, and
many shades of blue.

Colormix™ 2015
Optimistic Odyssey – What color is your happy place? Maybe it’s the perfect balance of earthy hues
or a magical alchemy of supernatural shimmer. Maybe you crave the lush shades of a tropical
rainforest or a bold palette sample spun together from all over the world. Whatever hues light up
your personal spectrum, you’ll find them in the 2015 Colormix™ color forecast. The universe is your
paintbox, and you’re the curator, collecting colors that speak to you and combining them in fresh
ways that will put a smile on your – and your customer’s – face.

Au Naturel
As part of the drive for authenticity, natural colors, materials and finishes are returning. The
use of brick and brick veneers along with oiled bronze, copper and brass add a rustic feel, and if
done correctly, will stand the test of time. Look for more exposed old natural beams with rich
stains and warmer metals to dominate in the following months to come. Exposed tongue and groove and
the natural look of Scandinavian and Shaker styles continue
to be on the rise.

Timeless Appeal
As people age they start to build more of a connection with their homes and the details become more
important toward improving the quality of their lives. The kitchen and master bath serve as a
‘sanctuary’ today that separates the occupants from the outside world. As ‘aging in place’ becomes
a reality for many, homeowners are forgoing cabinetry with ornate panels and trim in favor of
flat-front cabinets, which are easier to maintain. In keeping with this concept are fixtures that
are universally designed; easily accessible to many.

COLOUR
Grays continue

Blues used on cabinets, accessories
Jewel Tones as accents with neutrals
Warm Neutrals sought after by most homeowners

Warm Metals less high-polished chrome than previously
Copper remains strong n fixtures, lighting and accessories

MATERIAL
Marble counter tops & backsplashes
Cherry, Alder, Walnut
on the rise

Maple holding steady

Rustic Woods reclaimed, recycled, sustainable
Bricks & Stone contrast with glossy surfaces
Quartz countertops are on the rise
Metals Copper, Antique Brass, Oiled Bronze, Brushed Nickel

FINISH
Deep Pores natural, unfinished
Natural Textures quarter sawn, visible grain, worm hole/imperfections
Lighter Finishes blonde, honey-toned and natural
Durable easy-to-clean, maintenance-free surfaces
Matte close to the wood looks

Washes continue over dark and light

 

 

Global Color and Design Center
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