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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a world-leading nonprofit trade association for the kitchen and bath industry and owner of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has released its highly anticipated Design Trends research report. The annual report provides insight into the styles, colors, product features, materials and technology that will dominate kitchen and bath design over the next two to three years.
"Kitchens and baths are bigger and more involved," said Tricia Zach, head of research, NKBA. "The study revealed that consumers want spaces to be multi-functional to meet their at-home work, education, and entertaining needs."
Other key findings of the 2023 Design Trends report include the following:
Vibrant Design — Combining multiple design elements and materials along with bold accents, splashes of color and texture; and also includes the following:
Sustainability Matters — Clients are paying closer attention to more sustainable products and solutions in their homes as well as to the practices of manufacturers; and also includes the following:
Expanded Spaces — Homeowners are opening up the look and feel of the kitchen and bath while also expanding the functionality of each to accommodate the changing nature of the home; and also includes the following:
Wellness Drives Design — Homeowners are seeking sanctuary, especially in the primary bath where designers are creating spa-like experiences that offer clients a retreat for the mind and body; and also includes the following:
Tech to Make Life Easier — Homeowners are adopting technology at a faster pace, specifically when it enables more individualized customization in the kitchen and bath; and also includes the following:
This annual online survey is conducted with members of the NKBA and the kitchen and bath industry, including designers, showrooms, dealers, specialists, manufacturers, kitchen and bath remodelers/contractors and architects. Occupations excluded (if not qualified) are fabricators, home centers, honorary members and installers. Participants must have designed, specified or sold products for at least one kitchen or bathroom project in the past year.
Of the nearly 600 participants, 99% are from the U.S., and 1% are from Canada; 65% are NKBA members, and 35% are non-members.
The 2023 NKBA Design Trends Report is available for $2995, but is free to all NKBA members, and the media.