Kitchen & Bath Design News

APR 2016

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STYLE TRENDS There are a wide range of lighting styles to ft just about every taste. Murphy and Lamps Plus have defned these four as the dominant looks for 2016: • Industrial Modern blends the urban edge of utilitarian design with the warmth of aged woods and worn textures. • Luxe blends elegant design lines with rich opulent fnishes like mirror, lacquer and glamorous furniture and lighting. • The New Traditional style is all about making the classic new again. Take timeless shapes and profles, craft them out of new materials, accent with on-trend brass or gold fnishes and you have tradition re-born. • Modern Mix refects the latest in trends with its exciting blend of bold lighting forms. Lighting is layered with eye-catching visual interest, making it the perfect solu- tion for the modern living room. Hudson Valley's Fields sees retro revivals as a strong trend, especially Midcentury. "There will always be a nod to the past," he notes, and his brand went with Sputnik-inspired Atomic Age style. Artisanal is another trend his frm has embraced, with a hand-poured, Italian- inspired glass series. "Rose Gold is one of our newest fnishes, and it's already becoming quite popular," shares Studio Italia's Weisinger. Faucets in that tone were also popular at KBIS this year. "We are also seeing an interest in mixing fnishes; a metal in one color and Murano glass in anoth- er. Lighting as a true focal point is very much a trend now," he adds. LAST WORDS "Lighting in kitchens and baths has become more about setting moods, rather than just taking the dark away," shares lighting design- er McNicholas. "By having several sources of light that can be dimmed independently, spaces can feel visually balanced, warm and inviting." Regardless of style and scale, that should be the idea for every project. Don't you agree? Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is an independent designer in San Diego, the author of New Kitchen Ideas That Work and upcoming New Bathroom Idea Book (Taunton Press), and a blogger, design journalist, seminar developer and industry consultant. Recessed lights, mirrored sconces and natural light enhance bathroom design. Vanity pendants are another hot bath lighting trend. Photo: LampsPlus.com Photo: KGM Architectural Lighting April 2016 • KitchenBathDesign.com 33 TREND SPOTTING Circle No. 20 on Product Card Circle No. 19 on Product Card

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