Are you planning a new kitchen in 2022 with the latest design trends? We have everything you need to know about next year’s trends in this handy blog. Each year designs change, with different colours, textures and materials proving more or less popular.

The year 2020 and early part of 2021 saw the nation spending more time at home and how the impact of Covid-19 had on how we used our homes.

Let’s take a look at the 2022 kitchen trends we will see across magazines and social media.

Open shelves

How about this popular addition to the kitchen design, open shelving. This type of design element is great for industrial styles as well as french country and shaker kitchens. Open shelves also add warmth and cosiness to large open-plan rooms. Add your favourite plant and a decorative vase with some cookbooks, and turn the shelf into something functional.

Pretty glass

We are seeing more decorative glass being used for splashbacks and even as a backdrop on a home bar. It has always been a popular choice, however, its use has evolved. There is a huge choice of finishes available, but the ones more in-demand at present are the antique and smoked styles.

Pretty glass in larger kitchen layouts reflect the natural daylight throughout the day and add mood lighting in the evening. Also another plus with this type of glass, the homeowner does not need to be concerned with the upkeep and regular cleaning, as the decorative glass has great camouflage.

Handmade home bars

With so many lockdowns we experienced through the pandemic, we were forced to stay at home and we adapted our homes to meet new requirements – staying in is the new going out. We saw the home bar trend at the end of 2020 and into early 2021 and it is still a firm favourite as we see it continue into the new year.

The kitchen is the hub of the home and a home bar is a great addition to having more social gatherings with family and friends.

A blank canvas and statement islands

The colour green was a popular choice for handmade kitchens last year and this year we saw a return to the more neutral colours. Bolder kitchen colours are still popular within the home, however, we do see them being used mainly on a statement piece like an island.

For family kitchens, lighter cabinetry is well suited and offers a timeless look, which is something to consider if homeowners are planning a larger kitchen or selling the property at a later date. When looking at design trends it’s tempting to get caught up with each one, but with a large investment such as a bespoke kitchen, you need to choose something that is going to stand the test of time.

Metallic accents

This year we have seen the trend for gold and bronze tone accessories and homeowners are certainly becoming braver and bolder using them. Where previously you would only see slight hints of these tones dotted through the design for example handles or taps, recently we have started to see under-mounted sinks and extra features in those finishes.

Silver and chrome accents have been the go-to colour for many years on kitchen accessories, but we can now see that luxury and hotel-decadence is being added to our homes.

If you would like to know more about our bespoke handmade kitchen contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you. We can’t wait to see what design trends you choose for 2022.