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Kitchen Design Trends In 2022

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Kitchen Design Trends In 2022

After spending the majority of the past two years at home—and making breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, as well—people have gained a new appreciation for the humble kitchen. If you want a kitchen makeover, here are a few kitchen design trends for 2022!

Gloss Tiles

A tiled kitchen is nothing new but there will be a shift away from matt finishes towards gloss. A glazed tile is not just easy to clean – it also reflects the light around the room with effective results regardless of the colour. 

Paired with wood and other work surfaces, coloured tiles create a beautiful contrast and add layers of texture to the space. You don’t need to use a saturated shade to enjoy the full impact. For a more muted look, choose glazed white tiles, which will make the most of the natural light.

Playful Colours

It’s time to say goodbye to all-white kitchens. Neutral tones paired with strong colours like deep greens, rich reds, and blues will be a go-to colour scheme for 2022. Since the pandemic, many of us have spent more time in our kitchens than ever before, and there is a natural inclination to make this space feel more personal. A bold, contrasting colour palette can weave charm and personality throughout the space.

Wood Finishes

Wood is now enjoying a bit of a revival. A renewed focus on natural materials and sustainability has primed wood for a kitchen comeback. From exposed beams and butcher block countertops to a reclaimed table as an island, designers and homeowners alike love the warmth and nature-inspired nod that wood brings to a space. We are seeing a move to even deeper, richer wood tones that provide warmth and depth to the kitchen.

Statement Rangehoods

Adding a striking extractor canopy to a kitchen scheme is a chance to interrupt with shape and sculpture all the angular lines of cabinets and panels. Whites and creams paired with darker, earthy hues will be used to create drama. More people are moving away from standard cabinetry hoods and are instead embracing plaster, natural stone, tile, or even formed metal like burnished brass. These new materials are a great way to instantly add character to your space.

Mixing in Antiques

Introducing some antique or vintage furniture into a kitchen has the immediate effect of creating a warm, lived-in home environment. Farmhouse kitchen furniture in the form of a scrubbed kitchen table or dresser is the obvious choice for a traditional look. Timeless, built to last, and often inexpensive to find at vintage fairs, antique pieces will bring character to a new space. Vintage pieces can also work in kitchens that don’t have enough space for a full-sized island. The other nice thing about a vintage piece of furniture is that it adds an unexpected layer of visual interest and becomes a conversation piece.

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