Bathroom Design Trends
2019 was a big year for matte black fixtures as a kitchen & bathroom trend, and 2020 will be no different. What makes the matte black color unique is that when applied to the right fixtures, it will provide a nice contrast to the white walls and tiles found in most bathrooms.
Dark black finishes are still gaining traction in the kitchen. Beyond appliances, such as Bosch's previously launched black stainless-steel suite, black is now spreading throughout the rest of the much-used room. At KBIS, Caesarstone introduced three ink-hued quartz surfaces in its new Dark Collection, while Brizo opted for a more shadowy gloss with its new Brilliance Black Onyx finish, available for the wabi-sabi-inspired Kintsu Collection. Also of note was Fisher & Paykel's all-black kitchen suite, the soon-to-be-available Minimal appliance series.
Technology in the bathroom
Technology is everywhere! From kitchen faucets to showers and toilets, smart technology is being incorporated everywhere.
SustainabilityHome owners are looking for sustainable materials to incorporate into their home more than ever. As the market continues to grow in the first time home buyer segment, millennial's are very cognizant of their impact on the environment. They are more interested in functional, efficient, and sustainable products than the social status that comes with certain high-end items. Counter tops that provide the effortless use of granite, without the harsh impact to the environment and price tag were a popular talking point for many exhibitors. Wood look flooring without deforestation is also a growing trend. Durable flooring with the warmth of natural wood was prevalent throughout the show floor.
We expect to see a healthy split between the matte, brushed, and polished finishes going forward in 2020. Matte Black and Brushed Gold appeared to be stealing the show, but given the abundance of polished finishes – including the new polished nickel – we won’t be surprised if the classic clean look of polished fixtures makes a resurgence. Sustainability and Efficiency will be at the forefront of remodeling projects for 2020. Technology is no longer fenced it – it is everywhere within the home!
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