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.


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.

House Beautiful Magazine Kitchen of the Year ’19


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.

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.

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.

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


Around the Web

This week I’ve put together a collections of post from blogs I visit. It all happens to revolve around a Blue Theme. Enjoy.

Over on House Dazzle there is a lovely feature on Wiseman & Gale Interiors based in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Phoenix house is filled with colorful accents and a tasteful mix of pattern. The saturated blue on the island is amazing, don’t you think?

Marcus Design introduced me to the Chicago-based Residential Architectural firm Burns & Beyerl. I was immediately drawn to this “Urban Cabin” project. Another great use of pattern and color.

The architectural lines of this 4,000 square foot condo are kept open and clean. Terra cotta tile was selected to “warm the urban environment that it looks out upon.” The blue lacquered cabinet is my favorite detail.

If you’ve been dreaming if a summer getaway, perhaps you’ll enjoy checking out the recently revamped historic Chateau Guetsch hotel located in the Swiss Alps.

Décor Dose takes us on a luxurious tour featuring the work of celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. I love the playful pattern used on the walls and seating. I imagine this bar takes on a whole new feeling in the evening with the light softly glowing off the gilt ceiling.

Art meets fashion on Tory Daily, the blog by fashion designer Tory Burch. Here she posts a wonderful feature on Des Artistes, an eco-conscious line of conceptual tees created in collaboration with notable and emerging artists.

The model is wearing Blue Wolf by Jérôme Karsenti.

6 Beautiful Kitchens with Fire Elements

I can’t really complain about the weather here in South Florida when I look at the rest of the country. I certainly don’t miss those days I had to shovel my car out of a pile of snow left from the snow plow. I do miss an evening spent by the fireplace so today’s post is a curated collection of beautiful kitchens with fireplaces as integral elements.  I hope if you are stuck at home this will help you pass some time and provide some inspiration.

This might be one the best executed kitchen fireplaces I’ve come across in a long time.

The tile room divider is more interesting with the linear fire. Of course, safety first when planning a fire element on a counter surface in a working kitchen.

This fireplace in the kitchen creates a deliciously rich and romantic ambiance, filling the space with instant warmth and character.

This low fire element will add warmth and a delightful crackle to the ears. It will be more enjoyable to the guests than the chef but it’s a great example for an open plan house. I think this could also provide inspiration for an outdoor kitchen design.

From low to the ground to an elevated hearth with a linear burner., this fire element adds drama and can be enjoyed from every vantage point. Hopefully there is a large pantry nearby.

The large stone fireplace is balanced nicely by the large open windows. This fireplace could have felt too heavy for the room if the natural light wasn’t present from the windows and the skylight.

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