Chandler Contemporary Kitchen













Every year, Las Vegas hosts the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). This show is attended by companies in the industry to see the latest trends in kitchen and bath design including our own Chris Boulton!

Naturally cabinetry plays a huge part and this year was no exception. As you’ll see, shaker and flat-front door styles, which have been popular for years, continue to reign. While white and wood doors dominate remodel projects, some companies at the show ventured into dark and dramatic colors like blues and greens. There were even some bright colors.

So what does this mean for kitchen design in the future?  

When it comes to remodeling, white continues to be the top choice with both cool and warm white shades. Wood cabinets come in second only to white and include both light and dark shades. What stood out was combining both shades within the doors to add an artistic touch.

Gray is the third most popular for upgrades in remodels. Gray and other neutral colors stay popular because they are so easy to work with.

Here’s what’s new:

How about dark, dramatic cabinet colors? Colors like dark brown, flat black and deep charcoal are becoming more prevalent. One reason is because dark cabinetry can be off-set with light countertops, floors and ceilings. It’s a flip from dark countertops over white cabinetry.

When it comes to colors, blue and green are the most popular. Research shows the blue is a top color for kitchen islands that contrast with the perimeter cabinets. Green walls and backsplashes have previously emerged in niche trends and now this color is showing up on the cabinets themselves.

Finally, there was an occasional kitchen with bright yellow cabinets. Right now it’s too soon to say whether this is trend or a fad. Just don’t be surprised to see more color in kitchens in the future.