Designers know that eye-catching focal points stand out best when set against understated backdrops. So as sleek, minimalist lines and swaths of calming gray paint see increasing use in interior design, now’s your chance to draw attention to special details. The bold cabinet colors, shimmering backsplashes, and twinkling light fixtures among the new-product introductions coming to KBIS 2015 on Jan. 20–22, in Las Vegas, will work well as kitchen-and-bath highlights. Staple products such as stainless steel sinks and bath ventilation sensors are also getting upgrades.

1. Colorful Collection

While wood remains a staple in kitchen designs, and white and gray tones have been the dominant choices for painted cabinets, Wellborn Cabinet has gone to the bright side. The brand’s ColorInspire program (pictured above) lets designers choose cabinetry paint colors from an extensive deck of hues from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Wililams, and Valspar. Whether your inspiration is a sports team, a favorite color, or something in nature, ColorInspire can help you create a true focal point. The program is available for Wellborn’s Estate Collection and for its Elegant Bath inset door cabinetry.

2. Updated Sink Options

Moen’s 1800 Series sinks feature a range of in-demand designs and options. Designs include apron-front and D-shaped sinks, as well as 18-gauge professional designs with straight sides and 90-degree corners. Bowl options include single, double-equal, offset-double, and prep configurations with both undermount and drop-in formats available. Rear-positioned drains provide additional flat space in the sink, while accessories including bottom grids, rinse baskets, and cutting boards offer additional functionality. 800.289.6636 |

3. Moisture Managers

Panasonic’s Condensation Sensor Plus operates by detecting hot air and humidity based on dew point. Recognizing this measurement allows the sensor to turn on ventilation fans when necessary, helping keep moisture from causing damage no matter the season or climate zone. The Condensation Sensor Plus is part of the WhisperControl collection, which is also introducing a Preset Countdown and Hourly Fan Timer that automatically shuts off the fan after it has run for a pre-selected period of time. 866.292.7292 |

4. Classic Shimmer

Clear diamond-patterned glass and a bright polished nickel finish add interest and a hint of nostalgia to Progress Lighting’s Entice light fixtures. Designed to work as statement pieces or as part of a layered lighting design, the collection includes close-to-ceiling fixtures, mini-pendants (shown), and full-size pendants. 864.678.1000 |

5. Tumbled Jewels

From calming to bold, designers have eight colorways to choose from in Daltile’s Jewel Tide collection of tumbled glass mosaics. Metallic accents give additional shimmer to the weathered, uneven appearance of the tiles. The brick joint pattern is mesh mounted on 12-by-12 sheets, making it ideal for backsplashes, shower and tub walls, and pool and spa edges.

6. Inspired Slabs

Using Neolith Digital Design to attain the look of natural marble, the expanding Classtone product line now includes Calacatta and travertine-inspired patterns, as well as a highly anticipated Onyx shade. Calacatta will be available in book-matched pieces or “end match effect” that lines up the veins of each piece to give the illusion of a continuous slab. The onyx design is made with translucent clays applied using proprietary technology to create a durable sintered surface that can be backlit for dramatic effect. Available in 6mm or 12mm thicknesses, Classtone is ideal for countertops, flooring, and wall cladding.