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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…