Eight kitchen design trends for 2022

As we close out another crazy post-pandemic year one thing is for sure: we’ve certainly realized the importance of having a kitchen that’s multi-faceted. As you begin to brainstorm your kitchen’s design for the new year, make sure to consider these eight trending kitchen designs for 2022.

Two-toned kitchen cabinets

A two-toned kitchen is proving to be a hot design trend for 2022 and a really easy way to create instant visual interest in your kitchen. It involves playing with different colour variations, usually in your kitchen’s upper and lower cabinets. A frequent iteration of this look is colorful kitchen cabinets that use a darker colour to contrast lighter shades. Think white cabinets above the sink paired with blue, black, or brown below. There are no set rules for what colour combinations or design elements work best.

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The coastal kitchen uses two-toned cabinets

Waterfall Island Feature

The waterfall countertop is a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular in the kitchen and home design world. Plain white, wooden, and marble countertops are elevated by the cascading waterfall effect of a material that travels from countertop to floor.

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Concrete Waterfall Island

Antique Pieces in the Kitchen

We love vintage furniture—the way it looks, the way it feels, and the stories behind it. The right piece can add a focal point to any space- and antique pieces in the kitchen are really trending. We love the way an antique piece can mix in a more modern space.

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Vintage furniture in a modern kitchen

Butler or Pantry Kitchen

A walk-in pantry is an extension of the kitchen and a desirable feature popping up in a lot of custom homes. A well-planned butler’s pantry should embrace storage and space for food preparation and conceal clutter when entertaining. 

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walk-in pantry,

Rugs in the Kitchen

We don’t know about you, but we’re finding it hard to ignore the fabulousness that is kitchen rugs. A Persian or jute rug thrown down between a kitchen unit and island just works- wonderfully! They make a great addition to the kitchen and work especially well in seating areas. The softness of the rugs is a refreshing change from the hard surfaces surrounding them. Textiles also help absorb sound and improve acoustics in the room, can soften hard angles found in kitchens, provide colour and visual interest, while adding warmth. Rug Source as featured in our curated shopping page has some gorgeous rugs to add colour and warmth to your kitchen.

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Artwork in the kitchen

It’s time to elevate your kitchen with a curated look by adding gorgeous art. Not only can artwork bring in color, but it can also set the mood, and add life and soul to your kitchen. Shop the original designs in our Etsy store for your beautiful kitchen.

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Modern English Country Kitchen

Slab Backsplash

Thinking about what backsplash to install in your kitchen? Instead of selecting a backsplash that perfectly complements your kitchen, you can continue your marble, quartz, granite, or concrete countertops up the wall to create a seamless transition.

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Marble Slab Backsplash

Concealed Hood-fan

A concealed or built-in range hood is integrated into the kitchen and out of sight. Hiding a hood helps focus the attention on the kitchen cabinetry and other design elements, rather than on the appliance itself. 

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two toned kitchen
  1. Annie says:

    I love them all. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Damira M. Bacic says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I especially like your suggestion to put artwork on the kitchen wall & will try to implement that on my remodel.

  3. Please keep up the tips as I check your website frequently to see your projects. Thank you for your suggestion to put up artwork in the kitchen. I will try to implement art in my remodel.

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