2012 Kitchen & Bath Style Report

Every year The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) surveys their members of kitchen and bath designers across the United States and Canada.  Their responses provide insight into design trends that will take hold in the kitchen and bath market in 2012.  While broad trends won't be evident in every local market, the following are some overall trends for kitchens and baths.


For the first time since the NKBA began tracking annual design trends, traditional is no longer the most popular type of design.  In both the kitchen and the bathroom, transitional is now the most common style.  Transitional, which is a blend of both traditional and contemporary, is typified by lines that are simpler than traditional, but a bit more elaborate than contemporary in order to create a modern classic look as illustrated by the following Dura Supreme door styles:

Transitional Styled Cabinet Doors are becoming a more popular trend in the USA.


Stained kitchen cabinetry continues a steady shift towards the dark side.

Cabinet Stains from Dura Supreme Cabinetry


When artfully incorporated into a space, gray color schemes can allow for very attractive, distinguished looks without overpowering a design.

Shades of Gray with white. Cabinet Color Theme

Whites and off-whites continue to be the most popular color schemes in the kitchen and bathroom followed by beiges and bones.

Paint colors from Dura Supreme Cabinetry 2012

The following Dura Supreme project beautifully illustrates these 2012 design styling trends:

Transitional Cabinets in Kitchen Show the 2012 Design Styling Trends

Transitional Cabinet Styles in the Kitchen

Dark Grey Cabinets in a Home Office interior with Dura Supreme office cabinetry.

Cocoa Brown Cabinets from Dura Supreme in a Home Bar Area.