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Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (1 of 10)

The National Kitchen & Bath Association reveals the latest in kitchen and bath design

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (May 17, 2011) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) reveals the latest standout design trends culled from the 2011 NKBA Design Competition.

Representing what’s currently fresh and forward-thinking in kitchen and bath design, distinct visual elements and color, unique design details, personalized products and materials, and an architecturally artistic approach to proportion are among the strong themes seen in the nearly 500 entries received in the competition.

“Each year, NKBA member designers exceed expectations and raise the standard we’ve come to anticipate from their entries in the NKBA Design Competition,” said 2011 NKBA President David Alderman, who is also a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD). “NKBA designers continue to find surprising ways to incorporate complex design solutions and the latest technology into incredible kitchen and bathroom designs. The National Kitchen & Bath Association is excited to release the overriding trends conveyed in the 2011 NKBA Design Competition.”

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COMMITMENT TO COLOR

    Design by: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD
    Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd.
    Chevy Chase, MD
    Photo: Bob Narod Photographer, LLC

Clients and designers alike are making strong commitments to color. The relationship with vibrant color is introduced into the room through a backsplash of back-painted glass in a strong carrot orange, representing a color that’s smooth and fresh, and also refined enough to pair with the contemporary exotic wood cabinetry. This is a sleek kitchen deserving of a color that makes a statement. The tangerine, mango, and carrot family of colors is being incorporated into the palette of stylishly appropriated residential spaces across the country.

(article copied from nkba.org)

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