Highlights from KBIS 2017

by Sharp | January 17, 2017

Imagine the most daring kitchen and bath designs all in one place… welcome to KBIS! The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2017 highlighted functional and beautiful design, offering the best of both worlds for consumers and innovators. Although we couldn’t pick any favorites, we did pull together a few trends that stood out at the conference: Bold & bright colors, interesting uses of light, and defined aesthetics.

Bold and bright colors:

(Photo: Susie Feia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images of the limited edition multicolored version of The Essence Semi Pro Grohe faucets, a Sharp client, flooded our Instagram feed last week. Guests enjoyed naming each of these colors for a chance to win one for their home! Check out some of the winning names here. These bright hues set the tone for the rest of the show.

Another standout installation was the bathroom pictured below in the Kohler booth. This bold wall design and bright green tile added a sprinkle of tropical tones to the fair.

(Photo: MIDMODERN design)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Considering the conference took place in sunny Orlando, it’s no surprise that these cheerful colors were a popular choice at KBIS.

Playing with light in interesting ways:

In addition to creative applications of bold colors, classic lighting applications were reimagined at KBIS.

(Photo: Bridget Beari Designs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: Ggem Design Co.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Ann Sacks concrete tiles pictured above were raised slightly, offering hints of light to shine through from underneath. This interesting style challenged the usual types of tile we see and incorporated multiple mediums for an installation that doubles as an art piece.

Hanging lights were also a trend at KBIS, including a more modern take on hanging pendant lights located here. For a cozier feel, these lights pictured below add ambiance with yellow hues and a basket hugging the lights.

(Photo: Nikki Sayers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defined aesthetics:

In addition to playing with lighting and color, unexpected angles and shapes were also a standout trend. For a retro look, the Smeg appliances pictured below offered a nostalgic feel.

(Photo: Aedificium)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These curvy lines were also seen in Daniel Germani’s ASA-D2 piece in collaboration with Sharp client Dekton, and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens.

(Photo: Daniel Germani)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While curved lines added softness to these pieces at the show, harsh angular lines were also very prominent. The below Gallery Dresser workstation offered a central place for all kitchen needs accented by angular handles and a geometric design.

(Photo: The Galley)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharp client, Silestone’s newest Eternal Series installation on the wall pictured below was complimented by an angular black and white vanity. The launch of Silestone’s Eternal Series stood out due to the modern vibes of Marquina cladding on the bathroom wall of this installation.

(Photo: KBIS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was no shortage of stunning design inspiration at KBIS this year. We are interested to see how these trends will percolate into kitchen and bath designs in 2017 moving forward!

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