The winning projects of the 2011 National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Design Competition were announced last month.
The award winners typically reflect common design themes. This year, many of the projects used natural elements in design, strong colors, a variety of textures, and detailed ceilings to create a well-designed space. Chocolate and espresso were popular hues for cabinetry. Also, there seems to be a trend toward tiered proportions through overlapping heights in island surfaces, countertops, and cabinets (See photo to the right).
Read on for more photos of some of the design winners!