Kitchen Design Trends in 2022

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Love cooking but find your kitchen less than inspiring? Take a look at these kitchen design trends in 2022. It will surely transform your kitchen into your favorite room in the house.

Planning a redesign of your kitchen is a big deal. Factors like budget, structural concerns, planning your surface space, and more should all come into your thinking. On top of that, you should be considering the actual design, and the main purpose of the space.

It’s all very well going for a current trend, but you also have to think long term. You won’t be redesigning your kitchen every few years, so you want to get a design that feels trendy but isn’t going to date quickly.

The good news is that design trends in kitchens, especially the big ones, don’t tend to go out of fashion too quickly. They evolve slowly rather than being in one day and out the next. However, it’s good to have an eye to the future as you begin to plan your kitchen renovations. 

If you’re ready to get to work on your kitchen, here are the major kitchen design trends in 2022!

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Kitchen Design Trends in 2022
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The Statement Island

A kitchen island is a great way to make more storage and counter space for any sized home. One of the kitchen design trends in 2022 is adding a kitchen island that doubles as a statement piece and storage space. The idea is to make it stand out from the rest of the room, and make it a focal point. There are several ways to do this, like using a different paint on the island’s cupboard doors or a different, much bolder countertop to the rest of the kitchen. You can also work with lighting to make your island stand out. Have a pendant light that hangs down directly on the island as if it had a spotlight on it.

The Smart Kitchen

Smart homes are rapidly becoming the norm all over the world. You can get voice-controlled appliances— imagine being able to tell your dishwasher when it’s full or your faucet that you’d like the water to be at a specific temperature. These things are all becoming possible.

You can also make your grocery list smart. It won’t be long before our fridges and pantries can immediately add something to the list when you take it out to use. No more needing to remember to make a note that you used the last can of soup or are getting low on milk.

Kitchen Design Trends in 2022
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Less Is More

The minimalist approach to kitchen design is a great one. You get so much more space for preparing meals, and it’s a lot easier to keep hygienically clean because there is less clutter around. The increase in cordless appliances that are available is also making this trend a lot easier to pull off.

This design trend is about keeping colors simple and cohesive, as well as ensuring that lines are clean and smooth. However, in 2022, we’re seeing this trend evolve to a more organic feel—think Scandafornian with a kitchen twist. 

Minimalism doesn’t have to be clinical in its look and feel. Consider how you can mix the softer lines of organic materials with the more traditional straight lines of a minimalist design.

Kitchen Design Trends in 2022
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Eclectic Style

On the opposite side of the scale to the minimalist approach is the eclectic décor style. However, it’s not your typical eclectic kitchen interior. This trend isn’t about filling your kitchen with every piece of furniture and knick-knack you can find. It’s rather about selecting a mixture of styles and pulling them together with care. You need to curate your mix and don’t just bring in anything, and call it eclectic. That’s not how it works.

The idea is to create a personalized space that shows off your personality and style. Designing an eclectic kitchen can be done through handcrafted items or opting for mismatched chairs at your breakfast counter or dining table. You could even go completely out of the box and do something, like placing a comfortable armchair or daybed with a soft, squishy mattress to contrast with the hard surfaces on the counters.

Kitchen Design Trends in 2022
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Showing Off Natural Materials

As seen in the minimalist trend, natural and organic materials are very much in demand right now. 

Cement or stone countertops are sought after, as are wooden finishing in a kitchen. The idea is to have bare materials on display to highlight the natural feel. This isn’t to say that you can’t use color or paint, you just need to focus on letting the color complement the natural look of your materials. 

It’s one of our favorite kitchen design trends in 2022 because it’s very grounded, and there are more organic materials in the space. Just remember to work with the grain or natural curves of the materials you’re using. Don’t try to fight them to make them conform to straight lines and more rigid design structures. You’ll be surprised by how inviting the space feels when you’re finished with your redesign.

Strong Color Choices

If the natural, bare look isn’t for you, then this trend is one to look at. Making a strong choice on the colors you use in a design is always a hard one to get right. However, it is one of the biggest kitchen design trends in 2022. We’re not talking about accent colors either, we mean the whole room needs to be bold. The color or colors that you choose should be on everything—the cupboard doors, the countertops, the walls, the floor, and even your appliances.

The colors we’re seeing as being big for 2022 are in the blue and green range. Deep colors like navy blues and even a dark plum are very popular. If you are not sure about tackling this trend, go for earth tones because they are also fairly neutral but still allow you to play with color.

Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s blog.

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