It’s that time of year again: KBIS 2016 season! With the New Year comes new products, new trends, and new friends to be made at the annual Kitchen + Bath Industry Show. Featuring some of the most innovative designs and products concerning all things kitchen and bath, KBIS is a week-long Las Vegas adventure sure to keep you on your design toes! The KKDL crew loves attending because we see so many familiar faces while also meeting and connecting with up-and-coming companies and designers. We also love flying out to Sin City to catch some of the year’s top trends. With that being said, here are some of our favorite trends for kitchen and bath for 2016.
Let’s face it: we’re suckers fora great geometric pattern. This appreciation turns into a healthy obsession, though, when presented on intricately created tiles and back splashes in some of the most fascinating and usual prints we’ve ever seen. Whether it’a a fresh burst of color or a bold black and white contrast, we’re ready for 2016 to be the year of geometric goodness.
Some of our favorite representations of this trend at KBIS were Walker Zanger’s “Kaza” concrete tile. Intricate, dimensional, and textured? Yes please! We also had major heart eyes for Kelly Wearstler’s collection for Ann Sacks. A more masculine and warm spin, this vignette featured fabulous color and styling; a 10/10 in our book!
We’re creatures of habit at Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. We’re drawn to geometric shapes, navy blue color palettes, and all things transitional. However, we couldn’t help but fall in love with pops of bubble gum pink and baby blue that we found at the La Cornue showroom. We’re crossing our fingers for a client who loves these candy-coated appliances as much as we do. With it’s balance of sugary colors and gunmetal details, La Cornue hits all the right notes with its state of the art appliance. A nod to Pantone’s much talked about Colors of 2016, perhaps?
Night and Day
Is there any other color palette as classic and statement-making as black and white? While we are all familiar with stripes, circles, and checks, we ran into a few more patterns we wouldn’t mind looking at all day. Silestone’s latest addition to it’s growing portfolio, “Ink” is a 2016 trend-spotter creation we hope to see popping up in kitchens across the nation. A snap taken by Interior Designer Young Huh featuring yet another vignette by Kelly Wearstler for Ann Sacks combined with Kallista plumbing pulled at our heart strings for its picture perfect angles and Art-Deco vibe.
Go for Gold
While we will always incorporate brushed nickel and stainless steel into our bathrooms and kitchens as much as possible, sometimes a little luxury is necessary. Enter Brizo and Rohl. Brizo debuted it’s gorgeously gold Litze Bath Collection at KBIS 2016 and we haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. With it’s silky smooth finish, we can’t imagine not incorporating it into all of our future projects. ROHL stopped the show as well with the latest addition to its faucet arsenal, the Lombardia, complete with crystal handles and a satin gold finish. Can somebody say ‘ooh la la’?
Cool and Custom
Every once in a while companies pop up on our radar and redefine the meaning of the world ‘customization’. This year, we saw two design firms that did just that: redefined KBIS with never before seen products and innovative design ideas. Robern went above and beyond in creating their new vanity, Balletto, inspired by the gracefulness of the ballet flat and the sex appeal of a stiletto. Though we may be bias, we are thoroughly impressed. With the growing popularity of the ‘She Shed’, we were pleasantly surprised to see that Electrolux created a glamorous answer to the mundane laundry room. You mean not everyone hangs Chanel canvases near their washer + dryer?
Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below what your top trend picks were for this year’s Kitchen + Bath Industry Show!