Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUN 2019

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SOLLiD Cabinetry offers a selection of on-trend finishes for kitchen cabinets. In addition to its standard offering, the company also accommodates custom paint and stain requests. Arizona de- signer My Hartford House took advan- tage of the selection of accent colors to create an inviting space (pictured). Circle No. 155 on Product Card This Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry island is finished with one of the com- pany's new rift-cut white oak finishes – Dovre. Incorporated into the design are Millbrook and Taliesan drawers to help give the piece a more modern look. It also features custom laser inserts that showcase the metal accents. Circle No. 156 on Product Card Walnut is one of the recent additions to the cabinet line from Holiday Kitchens, along with White Oak, several door styles, finishes and other enhancements. Walnut is very popular of late, and it gives a beautiful, rich look to any space in the home, notes the firm. Circle No. 157 on Product Card Crown Point Cabinetry provides quality custom cabinetry for the entire home, all handcrafted in New Hamp- shire. The company offers stained finishes as well as a wide palette of durable painted finishes in many premium wood species. Circle No. 158 on Product Card itchen cabinets loom large as one of the most functional aspects of the kitchen space, but also one of its most prominent aesthetic features. Certainly, cabinet design and style influence the rest of the room – and can even set the tone for cohesive design elsewhere in the home. "Kitchen cabinetry not only serves a functional and utilitarian role but can also serve as a platform to continue or highlight design themes throughout the house," says Mary Baber, design & training manager at Marsh Furniture Co. in High Point, NC. "While the majority of home- owners opt for a classic white or off-white kitchen, we are seeing an up- swing in bold colors taking center stage. Historically, we've seen punches of bold colors incorporated in islands, hoods or other statement pieces, but we are beginning to see these bold colors used throughout the kitchen as well as other spaces in the home," she says. "As we all know, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. The macro consumer trend of people doing more things at home than in the past is well established and the kitchen is, at many times, the center of these dining and entertaining activities. The kitchen and living room are merging functionally in many home interior layouts. Therefore, the importance of the kitchen being beautiful and functional is at an all-time high," says Steve Wilcox, director of design and new product development for SunnyWood and Sagehill Designs in Cerritos, CA. Perry Miller, president of Kountry Wood Products in Nappanee, IN says, "While cabinetry is still an emphasis, the countertop tends to have a larger focus on the design than in the past. While the overall kitchen design may be intended to blend, designers tend to design a featured cabinet with a contrast to the room to bring focus to the cabinetry." Trends in cabinetry shift slowly, and manufacturers say that no major changes have occurred in the last year, though some trends are peaking while others continue to rise. Demand for painted cabinetry, for example, continues to grow, but there's a slight shift away from all- white cabinets. "We approach kitchen style and color trends from an evolutionary perspective. Rather than major shifts every six to 12 months, the design trends for the kitchen seem to cycle on more of a two- to five-year basis. But, it is certainly important to follow these consumer and interior trends and then modify our lines to meet the consumer lifestyle needs," says Wilcox. Functional storage, clean lines, transitional design and high demand for Shaker doors also continue as top trends. Technology impacts cabine- try in varied ways, most notably in internal components that add conve- nience and internal lighting. So say manufacturers recently surveyed by Kitchen & Bath Design News. Painted kitchen cabinets are on the rise – in colors that extend beyond the standard white or gray. Other top trends include Shaker-style doors, creative interiors and designs that blend with the rest of the home. BY ELIZABETH RICHARDS Pretty In Paint K 54 Kitchen & Bath Design News • June 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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