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Are you looking for the latest kitchen trends? From bold, high-gloss colour pairings to eye-catching surfaces in clever materials - find out precisely how kitchens will be taking shape in 2022.
If you’re considering remodelling or building your dream kitchen from scratch, look no further, our team reveals the secret recipe for a standout kitchen design, so feast your eyes on the hottest new styles, ready to take kitchens by storm!
The kitchens of 2022 will feel like another extension of the home; they will become an additional living space within the house rather than a utilitarian place to prepare food. The new trends emerging are thoughtful, considered and certainly not passing fads. Kitchens will be bolder, brighter, and more customised than ever before - thanks to a wide array of newly available colours, materials, and technologies.
This year, kitchen designs create more calming and relaxing spaces that will stand the test of time and leave you feeling inspired. Don't wait any longer - we've created this comprehensive round-up of what's hot in kitchens now.
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Ideas around kitchen lighting are getting brighter too. As kitchens become more of an all-day space, designers are specifying lighting to suit. Often lighting can be a forgotten part of your overall design, but get it right, and it will transform the space - there are a lot of ideas to try.
Like a movie set, lighting is essential to present arguably the most expensive room in the house. Gone are the days of harsh task lighting; instead, (thanks to new technologies and our new routines), designers are illuminating cooking spaces to boost our mood, productivity, and aesthetics.
2022 will see a shift in how we view lighting in the kitchen — yes, it needs to be practical first and foremost, but there is no need why it cannot also equal design wow. Lighting often anchors a kitchen, so something beautiful and striking can be a centralising focal point.
While every aspect of the lighting is paramount, a kitchen island is a perfect opportunity to have fun and make a big statement. Think enormous pendants, great big dangling statement pieces and shades that glimmer internally, thanks to their metallic coatings.
BOLD GREEN HUES
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As interior design turns collectively towards natural materials, forms, and colours to bring the soothing, grounding character of the outdoors into the home - the trend for using bold colours in the kitchen has been rumbling around, and there has been an expansion in the shades used.
2022 is when hues such as fresh mint, olive, and coriander find a natural home in the kitchen. Green has continued to increase in popularity — whether used as an accent or across the cabinetry, this bold colourway is becoming a key element in many spaces - a classic, timeless hue picked straight from the garden.
Greens create a peaceful and relaxed environment for the home. If you’re feeling brave and want to have fun with colour, Emerald green will be big this year, with the regality of the jewel tone easy to incorporate as an accent hue. Symbolising harmony and growth, Green is the perfect colour to remind us to find balance this year.
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Say goodbye to standard material pairings and hello to unique mixes! Homeowners are moving away from materials with a traditional look; instead of same-old white wood, think exotic stones like onyx and coloured marble.
Textures and materials are constantly evolving in kitchens, and with homeowners growing in confidence with their design choices, the finishes are becoming bolder. From antiqued brick, unique natural stone with oxidised metals, warm woods, and mixed metals to colourful quartz countertops.
Using an eclectic mix of materials seamlessly integrates into the overall design of your home. The new luxury is a lot of character and colour that references fabrics, wallpapers, and paints chosen throughout the rest of the space. 2022 will see more expressive tactile materials such as metallics, concrete and textured doors featuring heavy wood grains as well as marble-effect and stone finishes.
DRESS YOUR FLOOR
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There are many ways to decorate your kitchen, but people tend to forget about the floor. The kitchen may not be the first place you’d think of putting a rug. But trust us – a rug in the kitchen is just the ticket for pulling together your entertaining space.
So much more than just something soft underfoot, rugs are an ingenious way to energise a kitchen. They are a vital addition to your Spring/Summer kitchen design: infusing colour, pattern, and most importantly, texture.
If you’ve elected to go the route of painted cabinets, consider using a stylish rug that underscores or complements your colour choice. If you’d like to elevate your cooking space, but you’re not sure where to start, we’ve selected 3 ravishing Persian and Oriental rugs perfect for your kitchen this year.