Most Popular Kitchen Trends in North America

Transitional Kitchen, Avocado Cabinets with Floating Shelves, Christopher Kennedy
Transitional Kitchen, Avocado Cabinets with Floating Shelves, Christopher Kennedy

The latest National Kitchen & Bath Association press release highlights the 10 most popular kitchen trends in North America for 2016 and I am excited to pass them along. The results were based on NKBA survey respondents. You may be surprised with some of the items that made the list but if you’re looking to stay current in updating your kitchen this trend list will keep your home marketable for many years to come.

1. Kitchen Style

Transitional Kitchen with Silestone Countertops, Christopher Kennedy
Transitional Kitchen with Silestone Countertops, Christopher Kennedy

Transitional style kitchen tops the rankings with Traditional and Contemporary round out the top three.

2. Kitchen Cabinet Color Finishes

Gray Kitchen Cabinets, Benjamin Moore Natura in Silhouette by Caitlin Wilson
Gray Kitchen Cabinets, Benjamin Moore Natura in Silhouette by Caitlin Wilson

Gray, white and off-white cabinets lead in color finishes.

3. Kitchen Storage Cabinets

Swing-out Storage Cabinets by Jane Lockhart
Swing-out Storage Cabinets by Jane Lockhart

Pull-outs, tilt-outs and tilt-ins for storage cabinets.

4. Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen Wood Flooring by Donald Lococo Architects
Kitchen Wood Flooring by Donald Lococo Architects

Wood flooring ranks highest as preferred kitchen flooring.

5. Kitchen Countertops

Quartz & Granite Countertops, Craig Steinhaus
Quartz & Granite Countertops, Craig Steinhaus

Quartz and Granite countertops.

6. Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Dining
Outdoor Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Dining, Architectural Digest

A convenience that fits our social lifestyle trends, especially in the Southeast United States.

7. Built-ins for Convenience

Built-in coffee stations and wet bars. (Below)

8. Space Saving Features

Pocket Doors.

Built-in Storage: Coffee Station, Pet Feeding Station, Cooking Utensil, Appliance Garage with Pocket Doors, Matthew Quinnth
Built-in Storage: Coffee Station, Pet Feeding Station, Cooking Utensil, Appliance Garage with Pocket Doors, Matthew Quinn

9. Special Features

Pet Spaces (Above)

10. Smart Home Features

HGTV Smart Home Docking Station
HGTV Smart Home Docking Station

Docking and charging stations

In addition to the top 10 trends, industrial and farmhouse kitchen styles are on the rise, neutral colors remain the dominant color scheme with two-tone trends becoming popular in cabinetry. Different counter-top materials are also trending for a mixed color palette.

Overall, this list represents industry trends that will serve you and your kitchen very well while increasing the value of your home.

Please visit the NKBA press release for the full report.

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