Looking to get ahead on the biggest interior design trends for 2022? As we head towards the end of the year, now is the perfect time to start keeping an eye out for the emerging materials, colours and aesthetics set to dominate the next twelve months, and even better, to start planning that home renovation or makeover you’ve been putting off all summer.
The kitchen is the heart of any home, and in 2022, we’ll see it becoming more of a focal point than ever, with this particular room moving towards an increasingly design-led feel and serving as a show-stopper – no longer just a practical space for cooking and eating.
From mixed materials to neutrals and greens, these are the trends you’ll want to incorporate into yours to nail the latest take on modern and minimalistic style, giving your kitchen a unique twist that will get it noticed for all the right reasons.
Kitchens may have once been seen as little more than an essential inclusion for homeowners, but today, they are the focal point of many luxury abodes. As such, we’re now more willing to invest money and spend time and attention on getting the design just right, and mixing a select few carefully chosen materials is allowing us to create unique cooking and dining spaces that can’t be matched elsewhere.
Gone are the days of cookie-cutter kitchens comprising matching cupboards and contrasting kitchen units, and today’s high-end styling sees us combining dark wood panels with white oak latticework, hand-painted wall coverings and tactile upholstery. By juxtaposing colours and textures, it’s easier than ever to add a unique and individual feel, and in 2022, we’ll be going all-out in the bid to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen space to be proud of.
Sustainability has been a key focus of late, when it comes to home design, but the trend for going green isn’t just about reducing your carbon footprint or becoming more energy efficient. For 2022, it’s becoming more literal, with the colour green set to take over our kitchen spaces in the form of painted tiles, bold appliances and of course, plenty of plants, too.
The trend for bringing in the outdoors, too, will continue, with herb gardens and florals continuing to feature. The paint shades to stock up on in time for the spring include Valspar’s pretty pastel ‘Blanched Thyme’ and PPG’s uplifting ‘Olive Sprig’, both of which will look stunning on feature walls and tiles alongside contrasting whites and creams.
Bare and treated stonework is due to have a moment in 2022, and while it isn’t the first time we’ve seen it feature in our kitchens after making for a key element in country cottage style décor for some years, this time, we’ll be doing it a little differently.
We’ll see fabricated stone being used in more novel ways, from fluted countertop edges to window surrounds and kitchen islands. A trend that is certain to please lovers of the minimalism and a more neutral colour palette, it’s an easy way to add elegance and sophistication. Kitchens are becoming more design orientated than ever before, and the new season’s stonework is set to pave the way for their most stylish season yet.
If you’re unsure where to start, then a simple stone and marble sink will make for a great feature piece that is sure to win you compliments for your taste, and having one fashioned from the same material as your countertops will ensure a cohesive look and feel throughout.