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 style kitchen tops the rankings with Traditional and Contemporary round out the top three.
2. Kitchen Cabinet Color Finishes
Gray, white and off-white cabinets lead in color finishes.
3. Kitchen Storage Cabinets
Pull-outs, tilt-outs and tilt-ins for storage cabinets.
4. Kitchen Flooring
Wood flooring ranks highest as preferred kitchen flooring.
5. Kitchen Countertops
Quartz and Granite countertops.
6. Outdoor Kitchens
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
9. Special Features
Pet Spaces (Above)
10. Smart Home Features
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.