1.) The Black color trend started last year. Architectural Digest featured an article saying black kitchens will replace white kitchens in 2021. Do you see that happening?
2.) I’ve read people will not be holding back when it comes to colors and patterns in interior design this year. Many see the color trends of 2021 as exuberant and bold. How do you see this influencing kitchen design? Do you see this as a passing trend?
3.) How has our spending so much time in our homes influenced design?
4.) More people are finding comfort in the color palettes of nature: hygge. How can we apply this color trend to kitchens and baths?
5.) As 50 years from the post modern movement, some materials are coming back, glass block etc. Do you see this happening? In what way?
6.) Seeing gutsier personal expression as a design trend, how can we apply this to kitchen design? For examples murals, personalized elements, etc.
7.) Sitting in the kitchen is a common Zoom background. Colorless kitchens are boring and colorful kitchens can be distracting. Does zooming in the kitchen influence your design?
8.) In 2020 we added many features to our home, kids learning spaces, home gyms, better home offices. What have we added to kitchen design?
9.) As we are rethinking the use of our spaces at home, do you see kitchen features installed in other rooms? Fridge in a home office? Full home bars? Cabinetry & counters in kids play area, etc.?
What Does Your Dream Kitchen Look Like? Do you dream in monochromatic or in color? Is performance equal to design in your customers’ eyes or does one take precedence over the other? What’s trending now – and what would you like to see trending next – whether it’s design or function or both. How can we incorporate storing and preparation into the kitchen design? Join BlueStar® for a timely post-KBIS chat on what you’re crushing on now and what makes the perfect kitchen design.
Our KBtribechat Questions:
If you could design your dream kitchen, what would it look like?
What style trends are you crushing on that you didn’t three years ago? Show pictures!
2018 has seen its share of colors of the year – from Ultra Violet, to Hot Red to Oceanside. Do these colors really affect kitchen design?
In what ways so you incorporate color in the kitchen to stay on trend, and yet be timeless?
What are the most prevalent finishes in appliances today? Are you projects leaning more towards color or is Stainless still King?
When it comes to appliances, what finish or color would you like to see? What colors are you seeing dominate in the kitchen in general today? Show pictures!
Function or Color/Design: Which is more important to your clients?
How do you incorporate function into a design for clients who love to cook?
How would you define true commercial style kitchen design? What elements do your clients ask you for and why?
How important are the appliances when designing? How important are customization options in appliances – whether it’s size, cooktop configurations, moveable parts or color and trims.
We all know that a range is an important ingredient in any chef’s kitchen, but what about the refrigerator? How important is the fridge? In storage and capacity? In overall appearance? In function? Which size do you prefer? Do you prefer Swing or French Door?
Pop-Up survey – where do you go to get kitchen design inspiration? What publications and/or blogs/websites do you read the most?From
As the kitchen merges into the living space, we’re seeing new colors, finishes and design trends emerge. Join GE Appliances on Wednesday, July 26 at 2 pm for a discussion on color in the kitchen. We’ll look at the latest in appliance finishes and talk about creative ways people are bringing pops of color into the kitchen.
Our KBtribechat discussion questions:
1. How have open floor plans influenced design?
2. Why do you think stainless has been so popular for so long?
3. Life after stainless. What’s next in finishes?
4. Stainless vs. matte. Which do you prefer and why?
5. When it comes to appliances what finish or color would you like to see?
6. What colors are you seeing dominate in the kitchen in general today?
7. Appliances, backsplashes, accessories. How do you play with color in the kitchen? Share Photos!
There is nothing more exciting than starting off a new year. Fresh and full of possibilities, it is always fun to see what is emerging, especially in the world of design. And with KBIS 2014 just around the corner, what better way to start the year then with a discussion on ….Trends in Kitchen Design!
Join us on January 8 to contribute your expertise and observations. We want to know what YOU are seeing in the marketplace and at industry shows. What new features, colors and materials are trending this year? Which ones are destined to become classics? Which ones will your clients actually live with? What in the kitchen marketplace are you lusting after?
Here’s what we’ll discuss:
What trends are you seeing in kitchen cabinetry? New design options, materials, finishes, hardware?
What countertop materials/colors are most popular?
What color palettes and design elements are trending?
What’s new in kitchen appliances and fixtures?
What’s exciting in other kitchen products like lighting or flooring?
Is “aging-in-place” playing a role in kitchen design trends?
How important is luxury in 2014 kitchen design?
What is your personal favorite kitchen trend and why?
P.S. I know an hour is not enough time to talk trends, but we’ll do our best to squeeze it all in!
As a little food for thought, here are some forecast trends from a few in the industry:
Susie Feia is the host for this week’s chat. Susie is owner of Feia Construction, LLC, an award-winning design/build firm in Waukesha, WI. Together with her husband, this family team has been delighting clients for 28 years. Originally specializing in historic restoration, they have evolved into a full-service remodeling firm where they handle projects from design concept to completion and also occasionally build high-end custom homes. Whether a single room (like a kitchen) or an entire home renovation, they are known for their creative design solutions, very personal, collaborative relationships, and the highest quality craftsmanship. Their philosophy is to enhance the client’s unique lifestyle with functional, timeless designs, while capturing the client’s personality with style.
Passionate about what she does, Susie stays on the cutting edge of what’s new in design and remodeling. She is a board member of Milwaukee NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), founder of a women’s networking group, and is a member of Powerhouse Smart, a regional organization for the luxury market. She also volunteers her time with local community chambers, the Salvation Army and Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee. Susie is a speaker at KBIS2014 and other industry events, a frequent contributor to the press and radio programs, and is active on social media. Find her at Twitter, Pinterest , Facebook , G+ and LinkedIn.