Each new year brings bold predictions from interior design experts about brand new kitchen trends, but who knew our kitchens would end up looking like they do for cooking in 2022? Influenced by the pandemic and the shifting needs of those who now work and cook at home, kitchens have once again become the heart of the house.
As folks have come to appreciate and enjoy their living spaces even more, we’re seeing several new kitchen trends that are generating plenty of buzz for what 2022 may, and probably will bring.
One of the best resources for what’s cool is photo-based social media, so Wren Kitchens went to Pinterest to predict the most popular kitchen features for the year ahead. Their research analyzed images with the tag ‘2022 kitchen trends’ and it looks like some of the popular styles will include dark colors, brass hardware, statement (or sleek) stove hoods, and open shelving replacing closed cupboards.
Let’s take a look.
5 New Kitchen Trends Guaranteed to Get You Cooking in 2022
Dark, dramatic colors
Darker colored kitchens such as blacks and royal blues are likely to dominate kitchens in 2022, setting the dramatic yet elegant look. Used cleverly, darker tones can add a real element of sophistication to kitchens, creating a lifted and opulent environment.
Statement (or hidden) stove hoods
It’s likely that there is going to be more of a feature made from extractor hoods, with some designs opting for more statement, bold fans to really wow guests. Alternatively, it could be common for them to look as though they blend into the kitchen walls, with some interior styling opting to ‘box’ them in, creating a sleek white boxing around the hood to hide it away.
White worktops in all forms are likely to popular, from laminate worktops to quartz. Not only do they help to add some brightness to darker kitchens, but they also go hand-in-hand with any color cabinet to create an effortlessly chic look.
Open shelving instead of cupboards
Another popular design option in 2022 will be no wall cabinets, which will be replaced by open shelving for a more modern look. Alternatively, there’s also a rise in interest around glass-fronted cupboards along walls, with pots, pans and the like on display. Both features can help a kitchen feel more open and brighter. Shelves can also be fairly inexpensive for those looking to create a stylish look on a budget.
More of a warmer, brighter color than gold or copper, brass can really make an impact in any kitchen and goes perfectly with nearly every color cabinetry out there. Hardware in any form of brass, from vintage to polished, will likely be popular in 2022, adding a touch of drama without being overpowering.