Top Kitchen Trends to Watch in 2022

Top Kitchen Trends to in 2022

Our kitchens are where we cook and prepare the meals that, well, sustain us. Depending on how we perceive them, they can either be positive happy havens or the place we’re doomed to slave away in. So, I curated a collection of top kitchen trends, to help you give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.

Appliances

In 2022, homeowners are looking to find the perfect appliances for their kitchen, and they’re willing to wait for it, even given the delays in shipping. If they’re waiting a while though, then those appliances must have all the features homeowners are looking for from multiple functions and smart tech to custom color choices.

In an effort to minimize visual clutter, many homeowners are turning to secondary prep spaces where small appliances and other necessities can stay out of sight. For appliances that can’t be sequestered, commercial styling and pro performance are a must as high food prices are driving consumers back to cooking at home again after a brief return to restaurant dining.

Top Kitchen Trends to in 2022 include waiting for appliances and incorporating a butler's pantry
House Beautiful Magazine Kitchen of the Year ’19

Personalization

Homeowners these days are wanting to go wild when it comes to personalizing their space and they expect the same from their kitchen sink. As the most used piece of kitchen equipment, it’s not really surprising that workstation sinks, once only found in luxury kitchens, are finding their way into more homes.

Workstation sinks feature sliding pieces and inserts such as colanders, cutting boards, bins, drying racks, shelves for sponges and more. The innovative design efficiently uses space to allow users to prepare and cut food directly over the sink, also helping to avoid the spread of germs around the rest of the kitchen.

op Kitchen in 2022 will include workstation sinks
Kallista 45″ MULTIERE Sink

Happiness and Creativity

While the pandemic may seem to be behind us, inflation, natural disasters and war have pushed stress to alarmingly high levels. As some homeowners will continue to choose to work from home there will be a continuation of mindful tweaks to interiors.  Kitchens will have more personality and personal ties to interests, hobbies and pleasures of its occupants.

White Baord as part of custom cabinetry
New material options in cabinetry mean artwork is easy to clean with microfiber towels, restoring the surface to its original finish.

Mindful Zen Kitchens

There have been a lot of philosophy trends on the radar that incorporate a way of living as well as design and aesthetic for your home over the past few years. For 2022, I’ve chosen to highlight the re-discovering of  a zen approach to kitchen design as direct result of recent stressing and historically difficult times.

Although there are no strict rules to follow in a Zen inspired kitchen – which embraces a general idea of simplicity and insightfulness – a few basic principles to follow for a Zen inspired interior include the following: Stripping clutter and excessive repetition for an undistracted mind , using abundantly available natural materials and colors, as well as incorporating natural light (or lights that mimic sunlight) to let in a sense of calmness and quietness.  And don’t forget the plants in your Zen Kitchen for natural air purification and inspiring calm.

Top Kitchen Trends to in 2022 include Zen Kitchen Design
Zen Kitchen Rendering by Marco Podrini via Behance

Interested in Japanese Design influence? You might also enjoy reading about Ofuro Tubs, Shou Sugi Ban ,Japandi Style , and Wabi Sabi

 

Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2022

Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2022

Graham & Brown has announced Breathe, a tranquil blue shade, as its Color of the Year for 2022, and Restore, a patterned design with wild botanicals, as its Wallpaper of the Year.

The colors and patterns we thoughtfully select for our walls plays an important role, serving as the backdrop to how we live within our homes.

As we continue to explore the color predictions for the coming year, one company sets  themselves apart from the crowd with its own wallpaper and color of the year announcement. Continue reading “Graham & Brown Color of the Year 2022”

An Earthy Green is the First Color of the Year for 2022

First Color of the Year for 2022

It’s time to celebrate the first Color of the Year for 2022  – a vibrant, encouraging green from PPG called Olive Sprig (PPG1125-4).

Green has a universal appeal and readiness to coexist with other hues making it a great option for a COTY choice which might be why Benjamin Moore selected Guilford Green in 2015 and Behr picked Back to Nature in 2020. Continue reading “An Earthy Green is the First Color of the Year for 2022”