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3 Big Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

Photo courtesy of Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

Nothing says luxury home like a state-of-the-art dream kitchen fit for a master chef, and an up-to-date, royal master bath. If you’re building or remodeling your kitchen and bath spaces in the near future, make sure your kitchen and bath design isn’t living in the past.

Here are three major kitchen and bath design trends slated to dominate in 2018 and 2019, as confirmed by the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, which hosted over 600 leading brands and unveiled innovative new products.


If you’re a fan of bright and bold, then you’re going to love this trend taking the kitchen and bath industry by storm. Gone are the days of stark white kitchens and organic neutrals. Say hello to color, one of the hottest trends you can’t afford to miss. Some examples:

  • Large, colored stoves
  • Painted cabinets
  • Matte black is the new gray
  • Primary colors and gold are especially popular
  • Huge pops of color in shower doors and enclosures



If you’re not thinking about The Jetsons when it comes to designing your kitchen—and your bath—then you’re going to fall behind. Induction continues to grow in popularity, and technology is present in all the latest appliances. Here are just a handful of examples:

  • Cameras in refrigerators
  • WiFi-enabled appliances, like soap dispensers that can reorder more when it runs out
  • Alexa integration
  • Refrigerator drawers that can be specifically temperature-programmed for what will be stored in each one


DeKauri Vanity by Riva 1920 design Daniel Germani 


This trend is hard to qualify, and that’s just the point. Unique, dramatic design options are making a transformation from eccentric details to absolute must-haves. Examples include:

  • Grid faucets and shower doors
  • Large, geometric shapes
  • Bigger-than-ever metallic sinks
  • Metal industrial shelving
  • Shower doors and enclosures that are serious showstoppers


The next year or two are going to be rich with big, bright, and bold style. Which trend’s got you most excited?

Jeremy Parcels is a designer for Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath in Denver, Colorado, and the VP of Communication of NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter.

Content for this article provided by NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter.



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