It’s not surprising that kitchen design trends are changing drastically for 2022. Styles, colors, and materials have shifted from neutral gray color schemes, and some of the trends may even surprise you. From the color of the year to the materials being sourced for kitchens, here’s what you can expect for upcoming design trends in 2022.

 

Large white shaker style galley kitchen with light brown island, chef's kitchen appliances and glass wall cabinetsLarge white shaker style galley kitchen with light brown island, chef's kitchen appliances and glass wall cabinets
Large chef's kitchen in Adrian Maple White and Sea Grass CliqStudios kitchen cabinets

#1 Pops of Color

Spacious home office with painted white base cabinetry, natural wood top, and indigo blue open bookcase cabinetsSpacious home office with painted white base cabinetry, natural wood top, and indigo blue open bookcase cabinets
Office cabinetry in Newport door Lily white and Indigo blue

 

After a mind-boggling year, more people are gathering inspiration from their homes than ever before. Expect to see bright and bold color combinations- maybe even hidden color, that adds personality and life into the kitchen.

 

#2 More Natural Materials

Two-tone kitchen with painted white surround and chocolate brown stained island and pantry sectionTwo-tone kitchen with painted white surround and chocolate brown stained island and pantry section
Fairfield door in Mist white and Timber stained kitchen cabinets

 

There’s something comforting about using natural materials in a home. Bringing the outdoors in will be very prominent and provide a somewhat neutral canvas to add in colorful décor.

 

#3 Slab Backsplashes

Bright painted white shaker kitchen with light slab marble backsplash with colorful accentsBright painted white shaker kitchen with light slab marble backsplash with colorful accents
Shaker painted White kitchen cabinets

 

Like natural materials, slab backsplashes bring nature indoors. With the increasing need to reduce grout lines, a stone slab is the perfect solution while adding visual interest and drama.

 

#4 Natural Lighting

White shaker cabinet kitchen with large mullion windows over sink, custom wood hood, and large island with waterfall quartz countertopWhite shaker cabinet kitchen with large mullion windows over sink, custom wood hood, and large island with waterfall quartz countertop
Shaker painted White kitchen cabinets

 

Creating open and airy spaces is still gaining popularity. Open-concept kitchens will look even larger with skylights and large windows along the sink workspace to bring in natural daylight.

 

#5 Increased Storage

White shaker buffet cabinets with wall towers flanking each end, glass wall cabinets above and mini storage drawers beneathWhite shaker buffet cabinets with wall towers flanking each end, glass wall cabinets above and mini storage drawers beneath
Shaker painted White kitchen cabinets

 

As we’ve acquired more things over the past year, the need for essential storage has grown. You will find pantries filled with even more storage accessories so you can take advantage of every inch.

 

#6 Color of the Year

Pull-out spice cabinet with multiple adjustable shelves next to range appliance with painted green cabinet doorPull-out spice cabinet with multiple adjustable shelves next to range appliance with painted green cabinet door
Brady door in Maple Eucalyptus and Maple White Chocolate Classic kitchen cabinets

 

It’s an almost unanimous decision by paint companies that the color of 2022 is green. You will see many different shades from Behr’s Breezeway to Glidden’s Guacamole Green. Regardless of the shade, green represents rejuvenation, renewal, and much-needed relaxation.

 

#7 Statement Hoods & Pendants

Painted White shaker kitchen base cabinets and island with white hood and natural wood floating shelves and large pendantsPainted White shaker kitchen base cabinets and island with white hood and natural wood floating shelves and large pendants
Shaker door kitchen cabinets in painted White

 

Another kitchen design trend for 2022 will be large statement hoods and pendants. Finishes will range from bold metal designs to creams and whites that pair nicely with neutral hues. Dramatic pendants will also draw attention as they are used to define space and create focal points.

 

#8 Handle-free Designs

Black painted kitchen cabinets in slab door, dark appliances, and white marble tiled floorsBlack painted kitchen cabinets in slab door, dark appliances, and white marble tiled floors
Slab kitchen cabinets painted in Black

 

Though we will see more bold design decisions elsewhere, the desire for a sleeker and more integrated kitchen will expand. Gold and other metallic finishes will still gain popularity, but be used in other areas of the room rather than hardware.

 

#9 Invisible-hinge Doors

 

This design trend was started in Italy by Lualdi Doors. Invisible-hinge doors provide a sleek and frameless look which is gaining popularity around the U.S. You will see this style door used in kitchens for walk-in pantries, concealed wine rooms, and other hidden doorways.

 

#10 Pet-friendly Spaces

Taupe painted base cabinets with gold hardware, stainless range in the center, and a dog laying on the floorTaupe painted base cabinets with gold hardware, stainless range in the center, and a dog laying on the floor
Shaker kitchen cabinets painted in Light Gray

 

With a massive increase in pet adoptions over the last year, a lot of homeowners want pet-friendly spaces. We will see unused spaces being claimed for pets like roll-out tray toe kicks for dog dishes.

 

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