Traditional designs and wooden framed cabinets still the most popular style.
Kent Moore Cabinets (KMC) trends plus the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) designer survey.
The look of furniture.
The European influence incorporates accents such as moldings that finish off cabinetry, stand alone cabinets, decorative toe kick treatments, and flattering corner treatments. Reference KMC individual sales, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living magazines, and HGTV
Shaker style replacing the full contemporary look.
KMC trends plus NKBA survey of designers.
Decorative elements and embellishments
such as corbels, mullion doors, moldings, carvings, onlays, decorative feet, bump outs, bump ups, turnposts, etc. Reference KMC trends, Better Homes and Gardens magazine, HGTV, and Southern Living magazine.
Display space popularity is increasing.
Ends of islands, ends of cabinets, open shelving, plate racks. KMC trends plus reported by Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
A trend toward more open floor plans and bigger kitchens is emerging,
as reported in Builder and Developer Magazine and KMC trends.
Accent pieces add a finishing touch.
Islands and vent hoods are the most common accent piece and may be finished with a complimentary but different color of stain or in a different wood species KMC trend and reported in Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living magazines.
A place for wine.
The NKBA reports over 51% of new designer kitchens had unchilled wine storage cabinets incorporated in the design. Personalizing wine cabinet storage is on the upswing, referenced by KMC trends, Home and Garden and Southern Living magazines, and HGTV.
With creative cabinetry panels, appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers can be out of sight but not out of mind, blending in seamlessly with the cabinets in the rest of the kitchen. Reported by HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
At KMC, our two darkest stains make up 40% of our production and the NKBA reports dark finishes were the most specified type of finish.
Glazing and distressing
continues to be popular. At KMC, 30% of our cabinets built in 2011 were glazed and/or distressed. According to HGTV, the aged look continues to grow in popularity.
especially in white and softer earthtones, are re-emerging as a favorite. Reference KMC trends, HGTV
is still #1 in Texas and nationwide. Maple accounts for 60% of KMC sales. Cherry has always been popular but too expensive for most, however, the price of Cherry has come down! The Texas market also favors Alder and Rustic Alder, and Poplar is an affordable alternative.
Variety of choice to achieve a personalized look.
All cabinet trend resources report the importance of the power of choice for the consumer.