As trade show season in the design industry is underway, 2011 kitchen trends are emerging. The new Living Kitchen trade show
, billed as the first International Kitchen Show, has kicked off in Cologne, Germany, and we want to take a look at how design and technology are evolving in the coming year:
- Kitchen layouts are changing as kitchens become part of the living space
- The evolution of the "smart" kitchen, which feature "integrated sound systems, LED and digital lighting concepts as well as remote controls and electronic cabinet opening mechanisms"
- Matte finished surface and countertops create the natural, organic look that is popular
- Kitchen colors are being selected to create either a warm atmosphere or high contrast
- Classic style cabinetry is making a comeback as a backlash against the minimalist look
- Energy-saving and integrated kitchen appliances in simple black and white.
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from Marble & Granite Inc.
in Westwood, Mass.