- Insider asked interior designers about the kitchen trends to expect in 2022.
- All-white kitchens and double ovens are being phased out due to their lack of practicality.
- Smart appliances, unpainted cabinets, and dark kitchen designs are gaining popularity.
Susan Serra, a kitchen designer at Susan Serra Associates, told Insider she expects more black products to arrive in 2022.
“The rise of the black range reflects the elegant and dramatic focal point of the kitchen,” said Serra. “By not using too much black and combining it with other black accents, you can create a stylish yet familiar look.”
Small black accents, such as knobs and handles, complement the dark color range and create a sophisticated look.
Open concept kitchens are perfect for entertaining and multitasking, so it’s no wonder they’re trendy.
“The open-plan concept is space dependent, but in general there remains a desire for open floor plans,” Bob Bakes, co-founder and head of design at Bakes & Kropp, told Insider.
“The need to separate the kitchen as a separate room is an old concept, and I don’t think it’s coming back yet.”
All-white kitchens are popular, but this clean, classic design option may soon be on its way out.
“Pure white, sleek, ultra-modern kitchens are being phased out because they tend to feel colder,” Andrea Subotowski, a designer at Itokcraft, told Insider. “Instead, we’re seeing more nude tones and taupes. These colors are popular because they’re bright neutrals that can achieve a clean, spa-like, monochromatic look without feeling too cold.”
The maintenance required to maintain an immaculate kitchen, such as wiping down countertops, cabinets and floors, can also put people off from choosing the design, Subotowski said.
Kitchen islands often serve as multi-purpose hubs and are expected to grow in popularity in 2022.
Andra Delmonico, lead interior designer at Trendy, believes this trend will continue because islands provide extra work space.
“The most popular one is Nijujima,” Delmonico said. “But not everyone has space like this. If you don’t have space for a double island, you can join this trend with a single island.”
Although painted cabinets are not expected to go away, homeowners will make more decisions about what types of wood to use to achieve the beautiful unpainted look. Probably.
“I don’t think painted kitchen cabinets are here yet,” interior stylist and designer Maggie Clark told Insider. “But we feel there is a clear trend towards natural wood cabinetry.”
This year, homeowners are expected to favor smaller appliances like Instant Pots and air fryers over space-consuming double ovens.
“Never before have there been so many types of ovens, both portable and built-in,” Serra says. “Homeowners, especially those with small to medium sized kitchens, are rethinking the double he oven by choosing one conventional oven and a steam his oven or other countertop and portable he ovens. I am.”
Accentuating your kitchen with a pop of color is nothing new, but we’re starting to see more greenery incorporated into designs.
“Given that this year’s Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore colors are both subdued dusty greens, I think we’ll see a lot of bright, nuanced greens,” says Sharp & Gray Interiors principal. said designer Libby Laws. “Greenery looks beautiful with hardwood floors and butcher block countertops.”
Low backsplashes have been a trend for years, but they are losing their popularity.
“Low backsplashes are becoming less popular because they don’t make sense,” Delmonico says. “It’s not functional because it doesn’t protect the entire wall. It doesn’t make sense in terms of style because it doesn’t look good enough.”
For homeowners who still want to incorporate a backsplash into their design, Delmonico suggests extending the design feature to the bottom of cabinets or to the ceiling around the stove hood.
Brass hardware is on trend, but this metallic touch can go out of style.
“Brass hardware is becoming obsolete,” says Marco Bisley, an interior designer at Hausgrail. “People will no longer want it in their pantries or shelves and will instead replace it with brushed nickel, glass or stainless steel.”