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Four Top Home Design Trends from the 2023 International Builders’ Show

By: Staff Published: February 15, 2023

With over 3,000 exhibits and thousands of attendees, the return of NAHB’s International Builders’ Show to Las Vegas for 2023 was highly anticipated, and it’s safe to say brands brought the best and latest to showcase at this year’s show. Our ClosetMaid Building Division did no less with a spectacular booth that displayed our top professionally installed product lines and professional services.

With this year’s show bringing some of the most exciting design and tech features from the home building industry, we’ve highlighted four of our favorite top trends from this outstanding show:


Bold looks have returned to IBS 2023, from vintage to modern. Providing a sense of space and connection to nature, green and blues remain popular colors this year. Pastel colors were also all the rave throughout the show as many brands traveled back in time to showcase the history of interior design, especially celebrating the mid-century modern style.

Kohler displayed a line of toilets in various pastel colors and asked attendees to vote on their favorite, while promising to place the audience’s top pick back on the market this year.

colorful toilets

Kohler is reintroducing color to the bathroom with vibrant toilets.

Natural Wood Tones Return.

There was a clear return to natural wood tones for cabinetry and doors, reinforcing the desire for a connection to nature and the inclinations to a minimalist design. In keeping up with this rising trend, our ClosetMaid booth showcased several new finishes available this spring, including light and dark natural wood tones.

Among those featured at IBS 2023 was ClosetMaid’s professionally installed product ShelfTrack EVO in Mountain Ash, with modern drawer fronts and black hardware. Mountain Ash will be available this spring through Authorized Dealers.

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reach-in wood and wire closet system

ShelfTrack EVO has new finishes debuting this spring, including Mountain Ash.

To contrast these natural tones, black and gold accents added sophistication and style to match the more modern designs throughout the show, from drawer pulls to kitchen faucets.

metallic kitchen hardware

The Cafe booth displayed hardware in several metallic and black finishes.

Natural Stone Brings Unique Textures.

The use of textures as accents in interior home design was prevalent throughout the show. Like the return of wood tones, the desire for a connection to natural elements has translated into a demand for natural stone. Used as a backsplash in the bathroom or kitchen space, as an accent wall in the living room, or for interior and exterior floors, adding natural stone to bring texture to the home adds uniqueness and character while complementing the earth tones in the space.

natural stone as home decor

Various applications of natural stone showed up throughout IBS 2023.

Flexibility Is Key.

The rise of flexible-use space in the home continues to be a notable trend even in 2023. For those working from home or with multigenerational needs, the ability to implement different uses in a space is essential. This demand for flexibility greatly impacts how a room’s storage and design are executed.

Dual-functional features and hidden appliances were the next step in design features that help to boost flexibility in the home. As an example, a kitchen island with a retractable, sleek countertop unveils a built-in electric stove and converts the counter space into a spot to gather, eat or work. Allowing for increased functionality without sacrificing style is an effort that brands across the home-building industry are striving towards.

retractable kitchen counter

A kitchen island’s retractable countertop makes this all-important space versatile.

As a leader in home storage and organization, ClosetMaid has been working with home builders and homeowners for decades to deliver customization for any space. From an adjustable system like ShelfTrack to custom design and accessories with MasterSuite, ClosetMaid continues to meet the flexibility needed from consumers.

custom closet system

ClosetMaid’s IBS 2023 booth showcased the MasterSuite collection in Natural Blonde with Clean State drawer fronts. The Natural Blonde finish is available now through Authorized Dealers.

Headways in sustainability and wellness also continue to be areas of focus in home design and construction. As a result of the changes in the relationship homeowners have with their homes today, consumers are more mindful of how home impacts their everyday lives. With more developments to come in the area of home design, we look forward to seeing what prevails in 2023 and what is to come in the next year.

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