This past February, we attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas˛the largest trade show of its kind in North America. Across three massive exhibition halls sprawling over 450,000 square feet, we laced up our sensible shoes and hit the ground ready to soak up all the kitchen and bath trends of 2024.

Warm Welcome

Crisp whites may be clean-looking and versatile, but, according to Caesarstone, warm surfaces are making a serious counter­argument. Subtle browns, beiges and golds bring another level of hominess to a kitchen, keeping the space more cozy and less clinical: there’s Goldfinch’s subtle sandy veins, the luxe Marbannova that leans toward grey and Isobellia’s bold standout streaks.

Close-up of a Goldfinch Caesarstone slab with subtle golden veining.
Caesarstone 5152 Goldfinch
Modern kitchen with dark green cabinets, white Caesarstone countertops, and wooden stools at the island.
Caesarstone 508 Isobellia
Caesarstone 507 Marbannova: Mood board featuring Caesarstone, wood samples, fabric swatches, and a stainless steel faucet.
Caesarstone 507 Marbannova

Fluting and Floating

Texture has officially arrived at the tub. While there are still plenty of sleek soaker tubs out there, designers are diving into more playful options when it comes to the bath’s exterior. Tona’s Ovation tub, for example, is inspired by the classic columns of ancient Greece. Konkretus’s Papua design embraces that same architectural vibe, and also comes in colours like powder blue, pastel yellow and deep orange.

Konkretus’s Papua bathtub: Modern bathroom featuring a grey concrete bathtub near large windows with a view of greenery.
Konkretus’s Papua bathtub
Tona’s Ovation soaking tub: Modern white soaking tub with a fluted exterior design
Tona’s Ovation soaking tub

Green Machine

Exhibitors at KBIS were seeing green: specifically, emeralds, teals and other indulgent, brilliant hues (see ya, sage). Cosentino introduced its regal Jardin Emerald Silestone Le Chic Boheme, a material that’s green in the sustainable sense, too, made with renewable electric energy, 99-percent recycled water and less silica than other engineered stones. Kohler’s teal toilets were the talk of the show, daring designers to go bold in the bathroom.

Modern kitchen with dark cabinets, green marble countertops and backsplash, and pink bar stools.
Cosentino’s Jardin Emerald Silestone Le Chic Boheme
Teal Kohler Memoirs Stately toilet with a classic design.
Kohler’s Memoirs Stately toilet in teal

Going, Going, Bronze

Why settle for silver when you can get gold? Luxe, brass-y finishes made a statement in Vegas, from Moen’s minimal and modern Greenfield bathroom faucet to Maestro’s voluptuous (their word) Ruffle pedestal sink. Shinier creations showed up, too, like Karran’s dazzling, dimpled Cinox vessel sink.

Elegant gold pedestal sink with a unique wavy design.
MaestroBath’s Ruffle pedestal sink
Modern gold high-arc faucet with a single lever handle.
Moen’s Greenfield brushed gold one-handle high arc bathroom faucet
Round gold vessel sink with a hammered texture.
Karran’s Cinox stainless steel round vessel sink

Best in Tech

Function and fashion truly came together at KBIS, via smart toilets and not-so-lazy Susans. Technology has found its way home.

 

Quiet Time

Modern living room featuring a large brown sofa, indoor plants, and large windows.

Ikonni Sound P4F02
WFH warriors can battle sound stylishly thanks to beautiful acoustic panelling, like this versatile material from Ikonni, it’s made with sound-absorbing non-woven fabric and MDF,  a far cry from the egg-carton soundproofing of yesteryear.

Hip Hip Bidet

White toilet featuring a bidet seat attachment.

Brondell Swash Eco Thinline
Hygienic, eco-conscious and (let’s be honest) pretty darn fancy, bidets are slowly appearing in more North American homes. Brondell’s Swash Eco Thinline seat fits over a standard toilet, and is less than four inches in height.

Shelf Actualized

Open kitchen cabinet with pull-out shelves holding pots and pans.

Kessebïhmer LeMans shelf
Deep cabinets are no match for the shelf scientists at Kessebïhmer. The LeMans product is modelled after the French racetrack˛the 85-degree hinge and four-arm articulation system is efficient, indeed. Do you have a need for speed?

 

This story was originally published in the May/June 2024 print issue of Western Living magazine.