The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held in Las Vegas in February, sets interiors trends internationally. This year looks set to be no exception.
Dark colours, thin surfaces and wood-based patterns are all themes which have emerged from the event.
Darker tones for countertops
Several suppliers showcased darker engineered countertops at the show this year. It seems there’s a growing demand for these styles. One design, for example, had a black background with gold veining and white highlights.
While white and grey are still highly favoured, multi-coloured units are now the number two choice, according to data from Houzz.
A number of producers at the exhibition displayed navy or navy-flecked counters. These could go well with the new trend for deep-blue kitchen cabinets. Equally, this shade is particularly popular for lower cabinets or the bases of kitchen islands.
Wood-look engineered materials
We’re seeing more wood-look patterns on floors and walls. Now they’ve reached kitchen worktops. Look out for these designs, inspired by the movement and tones of different wood grains.
A cement-like look for an industrial style
New patterns echoing the appearance of cement or even steel work well if your interior design has an industrial feel.
Backlit engineered surfaces are growing in popularity. Especially with marble countertops, the translucent effect of the stone looks even better with backlighting.
Thinner engineered surfaces
European-style, ultrathin countertop surfaces are also debuting across a range of designs. These include stone and quartz, wood-look and steel patterns.
Manufacturers often use a new material, a composite made of paper and resins, in these surfaces.
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