When redesigning your kitchen, you probably want something that’s both trendy and able to stand the test of time. No one wants a kitchen that’s out-of-style. The key is the perfect balance of personal preference with popular designs.
You can always count on fresh kitchen redesign trends to generate each year. What can you expect from the most popular kitchen designs in 2022? Based on what elements we’ve seen our kitchen remodel clients choose over the past year, as well as what interior design experts are seeing, here’s what we predict.
Think you have to choose just one finish for all of your hardware and fixtures? Think again. A new trend we’ll see more in 2022 is hardware (such as drawer knobs and pulls) with a combination of finishes. We’re seeing lots of brushed gold with bronze, brushed nickel with bronze, and any other combo you can imagine. If you’re indecisive about which finish you like best, or if you and your spouse can’t agree on one, now you can have both.
Instead of traditional cabinets with grooves and raised features, more people are choosing sleek, smooth-lined cabinets. Also called slab doors, these cabinet styles have no panels or framing. Not only are they beautiful and modern, they’re also easy to wipe down when needed (no grooves to clean out). If you’re attracted to the idea of minimalism, you’ll love this contemporary cabinet style.
Homeowners are looking for more functionality in their kitchens for 2022, and that includes better storage. Working pantries are an up-and-coming trend — it’s a walk-in pantry with dedicated space for small appliances, like a coffee station. If you don’t have the area for a walk-in pantry, floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinets are a good stand-in. Other smart storage solutions like pet food bowl drawers, pull-out spice racks, and roll-outs are trendy and will continue to trend throughout 2022.
Painted cabinets will remain in style, but modern wood-toned cabinets are making a comeback. We’re seeing more homeowners pair grained walnut or white oak cabinets with a pop of color in the island, like blue or green. And it’s not the dark wood-grain that will trend in 2022, it’s the lighter shades. We expect to see more of this cabinet color combined with sleek slab doors, neutral countertops, and brushed nickel or gold hardware.
Neutral colors for things like cabinets and countertops are always a win, but you can expect to see tons of green in the coming year. Green is becoming an increasingly popular interior design color choice, whether for a backsplash, cabinet, wall paint, or even a dining chair color. It brings a nature-vibe to the room while adding a sense of calm — something many people want in their homes after the stress of the pandemic. Various shades of blue will also remain popular, but not as much as green.
Gone are the days when tile and grout backsplashes were at the top of the popularity chart. Whole slab backsplashes will reign supreme in 2022. That’s great news for you, because there are tons of benefits to a slab backsplash. No grout means it’s much easier to wipe down and keep clean. It’s also a bold statement in the kitchen and brings a sense of luxury and extravagance. You’ll surely be on-trend if you put a slab backsplash in your redesigned kitchen.
Renovating your kitchen is an exciting endeavor, and an important one. You need to like your design choices, but you should also choose options that are trendy and in-style. By knowing the latest trends, you can ensure the end result will be a breathtaking kitchen redesign that’s sure to bring the wow-factor.
Every home deserves a kitchen that’s beautiful, welcoming, and functional — designed for the way you live. Established by two long-time central Ohio homebuilders and craftsmen, The Creative Kitchen Co. offers customized kitchen remodeling and refacing solutions. Contact us for more information.