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The Best of KBIS & IBS 2020

The annual Design & Construction Week in Las Vegas was held this past January, comprised of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Although our design team could not attend this year as we have in years past, a recent article from Houzz is giving us the scoop on all the latest trends displayed at these shows.

Monogram appliances were on display at KBIS along with other transitional style appliances.

1. Transitional Style

According to Houzz, transitional style was the most prevalent style across kitchen and bathroom displays at KBIS & IBS. Shaker and flat panel cabinetry were among popular transitional looks, as well as appliances from Monogram and Dacor which featured transitional style with a minimalistic appearance.

Whites, blacks, greys and browns contribute to this kitchen's dramatic color palette.

2. Dark, Dramatic Colors

Like last year’s show, dark, dramatic colors were trending at KBIS & IBS. Black, dark gray, rust and blue are a refreshing contrast to the all-white kitchens we’ve been seeing over the last several years.

"Classic Blue" is Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year.

3. Black, Blue & Green Cabinets

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year, “Classic Blue”, was on full display at both shows. Black and green are also gaining popularity in terms of cabinetry color choices. Houzz states that although white still remains the most popular choice, these moody hues are steadily increasing in popularity.

"Viatera Minuet" Quartz countertops are agreeable and easy to coordinate with other more colorful materials.

4. Neutral Countertops

Houzz also notes that there was a surplus of countertop displays in neutrals and whites at the two shows. Cosentino and Cambria, two popular countertop manufacturers, both debuted primarily white options.

An industrial-looking faucet with visible spring coordinates well with the modern black window trim in this kitchen.

5. Professional Style Kitchen Tools

”Just about every brand had a pull-down faucet with a visible spring for that industrial look,” states the article. Professional grade kitchen tools, fixtures and appliances have been gaining in popularity over the last year due to their high-end look and convenience.


Be sure to check out the article here and discover several other popular trends from KBIS & IBS 2020. We’re pleased to say that we have incorporated several of these rising trends into our latest projects! Mixing timeless elements with a few trendy details ensures that a space is up-to-date and will remain beautiful for years to come.

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