They finally spilled their takeaways!! (Because you know we were waiting with bated breath!) At the recent National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual show, 550 exhibiting companies and 16,091 industry buyers were all under one roof to see the newest trends in bath and kitchen accessories. Many of the newly designed noted a shift in color palette, sinks and tiles were getting a pop color and there was a reemergence of more earthy toned and black faucets. Some exhibitors were also experimenting with lighter shades, like white and gray along with some natural colors. Another trend that was introduced was “smart texture,” meaning products outside the realm of present trends, but just as easy to want to accent one’s kitchen. Examples of this were a granite-like countertop with pops of color in the pattern and for tiling, the use of retro designs or the use of stained glass to create a vibrant and interesting backsplash. This year’s conference was focusing on making any homeowner want to get their remodel on. For the older generations designs included cabinetry that open at the touch of a button, or shades controlled by a remote. For the younger generations the emphasis on technology was huge, with the intent on making their lives easier.