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From crave-worthy new products to industry-first finishes and hardware options, CAFÉ previews the hottest trends in kitchen design

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The Café Kitchen Trends Edit KBIS 2020

Café showcases five distinct, trend-forward kitchen vignettes at KBIS 2020. Each space was developed by designers for designers. Design highlights include: 

Warm Neutrals: Beige and off-white neutrals are emerging after seasons of cool greys, giving spaces a refined and calming effect. Café’s Champagne Noir kitchen features warm champagne color cabinetry paired with Matte Black appliances. A sneak preview of the new “Champagne Gold” in the pipeline will be shown exclusively in the booth.

Cafe Champagne Noir

Layered Greys: Still a popular choice in design, tones of grey are made more interesting when layered and combined. In the Nouveau Steel kitchen various shades, textures and sheens are combined to give a luxurious effect. The cool neutral is balanced by a sneak preview of a new “Flat Black” hardware in the pipeline; on view exclusively at KBIS 2020.

Cafe Nouveau

Terracotta: Sophisticated burnished hues are answering the call for warm earthy tones. The Café Modern Glass kitchen showcases a unique combination of terracotta with soft blush tones for a truly modern expression of a kitchen that is Distinct by Design.

Cafe Modern Glass

Dark Green: This year’s West Village Café Demo kitchen offers a fresh take on one of Café's signature colors. Dark green continues to be a sophisticated alternative to black and has a natural quality that brings the outdoors in.

 Arches and Curves: Arches and curved designs are everywhere in current interiors. Two of the Café 2020 kitchens use contours in unique ways. In Champagne Noir the focal point is an arched backsplash giving the space an Art Deco-inspired look. In West Village arched furniture-like pieces are used to house the Café appliances for an inspiring installation idea.

Natural Wood After seasons of painted finishes natural wood is returning in popular kitchen designs to bring warmth to modern spaces. In California Cool natural Walnut warms up the kitchen and celebrates the natural beauty of the material.

Cafe California Cool

Speckled Materials Terrazzo-like patterns continue their influence on modern materials. Seen in flooring, countertops and even textiles and home accessories, speckled finishes remain popular with new designs emerging at the recent High Point Market. Café demonstrates the versatility of this pattern at KBIS 2020 in flooring as well as in a striking full backsplash.

Customized Tile: Tone on tone tile with random patterns and subtle variations are flooding the market, and allow designers to manipulate the direction and pattern of lay for a design that is all their own. Featured in Champagne Noir, the backsplash combines matte and gloss finishes with a varied pattern. The island in the same kitchen shows off a customized mix of tiles of the same color in different patterns. These monotone surfaces create interest with their mixed textures.

Zellige Tile: These tiles have a handmade and slightly imperfect look and are one of the trendiest tiles of the season. Their imperfections give an artisan look and grab the light in different ways. Café brings a take on zellige to the West Village kitchen.

Cafe Demo Kitchen

Square Tile: This retro inspired format has really grown in popularity over the past years and new designs are emerging using the grid pattern to create a contemporary feel. Look for examples of this in Café’s Champagne Noir and West Village kitchens

About the Designer:

With a background in  set design for commercial and television productions, T.K. Wismer launched her company, Department of the Interiors, in 2014. She infuses commercial and residential spaces with fresh palettes, ideas, and materials to create individualized, lived-in looks that are reflections of the lifestyles and personalities of the people who live, work, and play there. Through a collaborative approach highly intentional and functional designs are achieved. 




Wendy Treinen
Director, Brand and Product Communications
Appliance Park


Cafe at KBIS 2020