It’s a Wrap: KBIS Rocks Vegas with Inspired Design
Las Vegas is definitely a city that rocks, so believe us when we say that the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) got us jazzed for the year ahead. Seriously. For the third year running KBIS—as part of Design & Construction Week—was co-located with the International Builders’ Show and others in Las Vegas to create the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. And there’s no way what we (or anyone) saw in Vegas will stay in Vegas. The takeaways are just too fun. The crowd was large and energized, and the booths were delivering evocative vignettes.
 
Here is what we saw as the overarching trends on display:
 
Gold. Is. Back. Truly, it’s everywhere. It’s in home furnishings. It’s in lighting. It’s in jewelry. And it was all over KBIS. Whether it’s dark-weathered copper or a bright polished hue, it’s gotta be gold. This rising trend seems to have settled in and will most assuredly be part of your future design work.
 
Modern, modern everywhere. The clean, sleek lines of modern design have been en vogue in Europe for years, but have officially hit the mainstream in the U.S. We believe the trend reflects the fashion sense of the Millennial set who are now purchasing homes and influencing residential design.
 
High-tech texture appeals to the senses. From wallpaper to tile, wall technology has advanced much to the delight of our senses. Of course, KBIS was teeming with inspired design, including gorgeous 3-D wall coverings that had everyone swooning.
 
Industrial-inspired kitchens for the foodie at home. Celebrity chefs and open-air restaurants are inspiring your homeowner clients to replicate an industrial kitchen experience at home. This, in turn, has spawned commercial-like amenities scaled for the home. Think our Trinsic® Pro Collection. This type of modern-styled hardware with high-tech features was another trend on center stage at the show.
 
KBIS was too much fun, and we will be eager to see what 2017 has in store when the show rolls back around next January. Until then, stay inspired.