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2019 Predictions - Cabinet Color Trends

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We’re back with the third and final installment of our 2019 predictions series.Go back to check out our entries on kitchen design trends and manufacturing technology trends.
Today we’re going to focus on cabinet color trends for 2019 – are white cabinets finally a thing of the past? Are colored cabinets in? What about mixed-materials? Check out what we found out about what colors will be hot in cabinets next year.
White Kitchens are Over
While a bright, white kitchen might be a timeless look, 2019 will see more color coming back into kitchen cabinets. According to Decoraid.com, we can expect to see darker, moodier cabinets going into kitchens in 2019 like black, navy, and dramatic green.Dark cabinets finished with gold or copper accents makes a grand statement in any kitchen.

Natural Colors
Sherwin William and Benjamin Moore both chose richer, earthier tones as 2019’s Colors of the Year so we can expect to see more organic and natural colors popping into kitchen cabinets next year.She…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association has its finger on the pulse of the cabinet industry. We know the industry, because we are the industry. Check out what’s been happening since our last update:
U.S. & China Agree to Delay Tariff Increases
A few weeks ago President Trump met with Chinese President Xi at the G-20 Summit in Argentina. At that meeting both leaders agreed to pause the bilateral trade war and the two countries will not implement the additional tariffs on each other's goods that were set to begin on January 1.

As you may recall, President Trump was set to raise Tariffs on January 1 for $200 billion worth of products (included three HTS codes related to the cabinet industry) from 10% to 25%. "Both parties agree that they will endeavor to have (these talks) completed within the next 90 days. If at the end of this period of time, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10 percent tariffs will be raised to 25 percent," the statement added. &…

2019 Predictions - Manufacturing Technology

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We’re back with the second installment of our 2019 predictions – trends in manufacturing technology. Today we are experiencing what many refer to as the fourth industrial revolution, or “Manufacturing 4.0.” Whatever you call it, there is no denying that a shift is occurring within the manufacturing industry as companies have the opportunity to combine information technology software and hardware to bring tremendous value to their customers and businesses.

We have scoured the internet for the top manufacturing technology trends we can expect to find in 2019 and here’s what we found:
Industrial Internet of Things
Most everyone has heard of Internet of Things (IoT) at this point – but it’s more focused on consumers and how objects in our homes connect. According to the Per the Spec blog, Industrial IoT (IIoT) is revolutionizing industrial environments like power plant and factories, making them smart and efficient.
Medium.com thinks that for the manufacturing industry, “the ability to aut…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with time with friends and family. Read on below to check out what’s been happening in the cabinet industry:
EPA to Seek New Limits on Commercial Truck Pollution
EPA announced earlier this month that the Administration will seek new limits on pollution from commercial trucks. Officials at the agency say pollution rules for commercial vehicles are long overdue for an update after nearly 20 years.

“It’s definitely about time. The world has changed in a lot of ways over those 20 years. One thing we know is that these vehicles can be made cleaner, lower emitting," explained Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal (subscription required to access link.)

Deloitte Study Shows Worsening of Workforce Crisis
A report released earlier this month from the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that the widening manufacturing skills gap is expected to grow from…

A LOT OF KITCHEN CABINETS LOOK ALIKE - HOW DO YOU PICK ONE YOU CAN TRUST?

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association developed this infographic as a quick and easy way to explain how the KCMA Quality Certification Seal can show consumers why they should pick KCMA-certified cabinets. Visit our website to learn more about the ANSI/KCMA A161.1 Quality Certification program.

2019 Predictions - Kitchen Design Trends

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Here at the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, we’re always on the look out for up and coming trends.The next few weeks we’ll be posting a series of blog posts on various 2019 trend predictions.Today we’re taking a look into kitchen and bath design trends for next year.
Cabinet Storage
More and more homeowners are looking for innovative storage solutions for their kitchens – especially millennial homeowners who use their kitchens for more than just cooking.Minimalism is all the rage and homeowners want to declutter their countertops.2020spaces identified a few storage trends in a recent blog post: Wide & deep drawersPull out drawers and roll out trays for more hidden storageHidden appliancesMydomaine.com believes the days of wraparound counters are gone and the new kitchens of 2019 will feature “one wall of lower cabinets and countertops, a larger island, and floor to ceiling storage in the rest of the space.”These storage walls are the modern equivalent of a classic butler…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association strives to keep our members and beyond updated on what’s going on in the cabinet industry. Check out what’s been happening:
OSHA Proposes More Workable Injury and Illness Rules
According to Bloomberg Government, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed to drop its mandate that work sites send the agency reports on every injury and illness. The Coalition for Workplace Safety believes "OSHA should stop collecting all the forms [as they] put employers at risk for improper disclosure and release of sensitive employer information."The Coalition also worries that "unions and affiliated groups could obtain court orders under the Freedom of Information Act to force OSHA to release company data.”

NGBS Approves Incorporation of KCMA A161.1 Certification
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently voted to incorporate KCMA A161.1 certification for earning points towards NGBS certification. The compl…