What's Trending In Kitchens And Baths In U.S.2017?

    Every year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) polls their members to see what’s trending as far as design styles, materials, fixtures, and more in the kitchen and bath. The annual report has recently been revealed. Here are the top design trends predicted for 2017:

• Transitional styles are most requested, followed by contemporary and then traditional.

• For the first time, quartz is the most popular kitchen countertop material, followed by granite.

• White and gray painted cabinets dominate in the kitchen.

• There has been a surge in blue painted and high gloss cabinets.

• When it comes to overall color schemes in the kitchen, blue and black are gaining momentum.

• Two-toned kitchens are popular, as is mixing materials and metals in materials, surfaces, and accents.

• Wood cabinets are the most popular, but metal cabinets are now taking up a segment of the market. These are most frequently specified by younger and male designers.

• Cabinetry with a furniture look is very “in.”

• Interior barn and pocket doors in kitchens are trending up.

• Accessible and/or universal design features are on the rise.

• Shaker style is gaining on traditional and mid-century modern is emerging. Asian fusion is a niche design, but design professionals who recommend it do so more in the bathroom.

• Whites, off-whites and gray are by far the most popular bathroom color schemes. Blue is emerging, with young design professionals leaning more towards violets and purples.

• Linen storage cabinets and wood vanities are the most commonly used bathroom storage solutions. Floating vanities and open shelving are increasing in popularity.

• Under mount bathroom sinks are most desired.

• Homeowners are trading in large whirlpool tubs for freestanding tubs and upgraded shower systems.

• White fixtures are on the up-swing, as are brushed brass and gold finishes.