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.
TRANSITIONAL OVER TRADITIONAL
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:
Stained kitchen cabinetry continues a steady shift towards the dark side.
SHADES OF GRAY
When artfully incorporated into a space, gray color schemes can allow for very attractive, distinguished looks without overpowering a design.
Whites and off-whites continue to be the most popular color schemes in the kitchen and bathroom followed by beiges and bones.
The following Dura Supreme project beautifully illustrates these 2012 design styling trends:
Authored by Anonymous (not verified) on February 13, 2012 - 7:55am