Themed kitchens, new backsplash materials, and alternative surfaces are all new trends for contemporary kitchens in 2011. Cambria's newest collection, which includes solid gray and taupe colors, pair well with the trend towards contemporary kitchen settings. "The big color trend in Cambria's new generation of stone for 2011 is lots of choices in the gray palette. We see gray as the new beige." says Candice Knox, sales director for Cambria. Consumer tastes are also driving new technology to create high-quality, high-tech, and low maintenance products like Cambria quartz surfaces.