(50%), motion-sensor task lighting (49%) and voice-enabled
automation devices (47%).
Key findings: Canadian kitchens
Styles: Contemporary-styled kitchens top the chart, with 83%
of professionals reporting them as “trendy” or “very trendy.”
Transitional is the second most popular style (72%) and
Mid-Century Modern ranks third (63%). Contemporary and
Mid-Century Modern styles are significantly more popular in
Canada than the United States, while Farmhouse and Traditional are significantly less popular in Canada.
Cabinetry: Like U.S. homeowners, Canadians have a
strong preference for painted cabinets (81%) and full overlay
doors (83%). When it comes to cabinet construction, however,
Canadians are significantly more likely to choose frameless
cabinets for their kitchens (89% Canadian vs. 68% U.S.).
Color schemes: Gray and white are the trendiest kitchen
colors in Canada, with 89% and 86% of respondents indicat-
ing their popularity.
Lighting: Canadians’ preference mirrors that of Ameri-
cans. Their top three choices are under-cabinet lighting
(97%), recessed lights (94%) and pendant lights (84%).
Technology: When it comes to integrating technology into
kitchen designs, Canada and the U.S. are alike. Wall-mounted
flat screens are the most popular (65%), followed by docking/
charging stations (45%) and distributed audio (31%).
Source: NKBA survey responses are from 822 designers, remodelers,
architects, dealers and manufacturers. Data collected in August and
September 2017. Contact NKBA at 800-The-NKBA or visit NKBA.org.
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