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JUN 2018

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Plato Woodwork's INOVAE collection provides design and styling options for high-quality, full-access cabinetry. These premier frameless cabinets are constructed with high-end materials sourced in the U.S. INOVAE offers a range of door styles, finish options and true customization. Circle No. 183 on Product Card Omega Cabinetry's Chinchilla finish is a warm wood tone, while the Miso fin- ish is a warm neutral brown. Both are available with effects in coffee, pewter, bronze, onyx, brushed ebony and brushed sepia. Shown at left is the Rory door style in Chinchilla, and at right is the Tamryn door style in Miso. Circle No. 184 on Product Card UltraCraft Cabinetry's latest addition to its standard paint palette is Blue Ash, based on Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy, a color frequently requested through UltraCraft's Custom Paint Color Pro- gram. Subtly lighter than a true Navy, Blue Ash meets the popularity of blue hues in today's kitchen designs. Circle No. 185 on Product Card Grabill Cabinets has developed new standard colors, including moody blues, sophisticated grays, polished greens and neutral greige paints, as well as White Oak stains and stain glazes. Its latest launch is a collection of Maple paint glazes and stain glazes, which are hand applied by artisans. Circle No. 186 on Product Card The Quinn door style from Greenfield Cabinetry features a slab style with applied, low-profile perimeter molding. Available in Paint Grade material in Full Access only, Quinn is shown with a five-part drawer front, in Gauntlet grey paint, complemented by a simple 1 ⁄8" eased round-over outside edge profile. Circle No. 187 on Product Card Medallion Cabinetry is launching a curated collection of three blue paints, including Dusk, a serene light blue that reflects the soft richness of twilight. Each shade was thoughtfully selected to complement a wide variety of finish- es and retain a timeless elegance. Circle No. 188 on Product Card Fieldstone Cabinetry introduces Tarragon, a khaki green-brown stain, that is available on a range of wood overlay and inset door styles. Tarragon is shown here in cherry wood, finished with Chocolate glaze on the Hanover door style. Circle No. 189 on Product Card The Riley Collection from SunnyWood features casual-traditional styling with a twist. The cabinets feature solid wood dovetail drawer construction, full-ex- tension drawer slides, ¾-length storage shelves and Natural finished veneer interiors. The collection is finished in SunnyWood's Riley White finish. Circle No. 190 on Product Card have made it much easier to incorporate charging and powering for our devices." Ptacek believes that the industry has to plan for smart home technol- ogies that will be connected to Alexa-type devices. Appliances can already connect to this technology, he points out, and lighting and powered lift- up door technology that work through voice commands are coming fast. New lighting technology is already impacting cabinet trends, manufac- turers say. "The requests for incorporating low-voltage lighting into our cabinetry has increased every year," says Hiltner. "New lighting technology seems to be a nice enhancement feature to cabinetry specifically and to interiors as a whole. Undermount lighting and interior lighting options increase the functionality of the cabinets and really don't require too many design modifications," Wilcox states. "We have broadened the space of illumination when building and designing by use of ambient and task Häfele lighting," adds O'Neill "By pre-grooving cabinetry for lighting, customers will have the op- tion to include a completely customizable lighting package in any Wellborn cabinetry they desire. Prepping cabinetry for lighting is one of the many advancements Wellborn is making to assure clean and consis- tent lines throughout the design." ▪ homeowners are matching the furniture pieces – such as bookshelves, entertainments centers, benches and window seats – to the cabinets, he believes. "Today's lifestyle also demands cabinetry in other spaces: coffee bars, mudroom lockers and entertainment centers." IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY Manufacturers are mindful of a variety of ways in which technology of one kind or another affects trends in cabinetry. "Social media has had a significant impact on trends," says Miller. "Trends seem to change faster, and they aren't as regionalized as they were in the past." Wilcox notes that he is careful when trying to interpret the impact of technology on cabinet design. "The problem is that technology can change very quickly, while the main function of cabinetry has not changed much. As prices come down on other technologies like warming drawers and wine coolers, new cabinet units will be created as they drift more into the mainstream of kitchen design," he believes. Hiltner says technology is hard to keep up with as it continues to change at an ever-more-rapid pace. But keeping technology hidden is one important aspect of the newest technology, she points out. As an example, she notes, "Companies like Tresco and Docking Drawer Photo: Courtesy of Omega Cabinetry 68 Kitchen & Bath Design News • June 2018 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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