Our kitchens are one of the most important rooms in our homes – we eat, socialise, and entertain in them so making sure that your kitchen is functional and stylish is essential. Maybe you’re looking for the latest in kitchen innovation, new gadgets to make your life easier, or maybe you’re looking to create a chic, modern space to relax in. There are ways that you can optimise the space you have, or you could choose to explore kitchen extensions.
If you’re thinking of sprucing up your kitchen this year, there are trends that you need to know about before you start. Here are some of the best kitchen designs for 2022.
Making a statement in the kitchen in 2022 is bold, vibrant colours. We’re seeing colours like dark green, navy, and black becoming more popular in homes this year, and the kitchen is no exception. Homeowners are becoming braver with the colours and shades they are using, with green rising in popularity either as an accent or in cupboards and cabinetry.
It is said that this year, heritage colours will be hot on trend with shades migrating to the darker end of the spectrum. If you’re looking for an on-trend idea for your new kitchen, you should choose darker colours like dark blues and greens. The use of earthy hues is increasing in kitchen design, as well as the use of metallic accents as statement features.
Marble finishing is synonymous with kitchens and has been for years, but 2022 is set to see the addition of marble worktops increase in kitchen designs across the country. Marble gives off an air of luxury, class, and high quality and if you’re a fan of chic, metallic accents, marble finishes will match them perfectly. If you’re looking to incorporate the stand-out colours we mentioned previously, dark blues and greens can be brought to life when paired with light, creamy shades of marble. For a chic look, choose dark heritage colours for your cabinets and walls, and veined marbles for your worktops.
Technology is evolving and smart appliances are becoming a common addition to kitchens this year. We’re always looking for ways to make our lives as easy as possible, and smart appliances do just that! You may be familiar with built-in taps that offer filtered, boiling and even sparkling water at the flick of a switch – but it doesn’t stop there. There are slow cookers and air fryers that can make sure all elements of your meal are ready at the same time, and fridges that can order your shopping! If you’re a fan of the latest gadgets, adding smart appliances can bring a futuristic element to your kitchen.
This is a style that a lot of us will have become familiar with over the years and is still on trend in 2022. Minimalism is great if simplicity is your thing and there are ways that your kitchen can help you to reflect that. Cabinets with no handles, minimal accessories and clean lines are key to achieving your perfect minimalist kitchen. If you need a serene, calm space to relax in, this no-fuss style could be the one for you.
Becoming more eco-friendly is something that we should all be striving for this year, so it’s not surprising that there has been a sharp rise in green kitchens in 2022. You can decide how far you’d like to go with sustainability, by choosing to add a recycling bin or only buying more efficient kitchen appliances. Every little change can make a difference. If you’re looking for kitchens that are made sustainably, look out for worktops made from sustainable or recyclable materials, or consider how they’ve been manufactured.
Letting the light into your kitchen is a great way to create a more sustainable space, as natural light means less of a need for energy to power artificial lighting and is also a good way to heat the room.