Curious about kitchen design? From jewel-toned hues and modern maximalism, to sustainable design and earthy tones, there are new moods brewing for 2022.
To help transform the hub of your home, where you cook, entertain, and socialise, we’ve pulled together a handy article that covers the latest kitchen trends that everyone’s talking about this year. From marble surfaces and patterned tiles, to wooden kitchens and bold unit colours, this year’s top kitchen designs are all a recipe for style with substance. And, whether you're a serious chef, an aspiring cook, or somewhere in between, our Leisure range cookers complements every style.
So, stay ahead of the times with our kitchen trends 2022 list and discover your perfect kitchen design below.
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Sleek, chic, and luxurious, a kitchen with marble countertops sets the style agenda for 2022. If you’re looking for a simple transformation, switching out your old worktops for new marble countertops will add depth and texture that gives a very Italian feel. A natural and elegant stone, marble comes in a huge variety of colours, patterns, and veining. The timeless beauty of classic Calcatta or Statuario marble can be complemented with one of our stainless steel range cookers. Or, for a deliciously dark and decadent aesthetic, the inky hues of black marble pair exceptionally well with an anthracite range cooker for an industrial-luxe aesthetic that has a beautiful sculptural feel. If you don’t want to commit to marble kitchen countertops, why not use this luxury stone as a splashback instead? Installed behind a sink or cooker and mixed with warm accents such as gold or cooper, the result will be dramatic.
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Brighter and bolder than ever, the latest kitchen trends will see us embracing modern maximalism. As a result of the pandemic, interior design is becoming incredibly adventurous with rich colours and bold patterns. An opportunity for creativity, the easiest way to get the look is with kitchen splashback tiles. Whether you prefer to pair a statement-making sunny yellow splashback with rich wood cabinetry, or add a visual interest to an all-white kitchen with countertop-to-ceiling slimline finger tiles, a statement splashback is sure to make an impact in your home. For a more modern approach, consider a glossy olive green colour, or opt for the handcrafted allure of Moroccan Zellige tiles and jump on 2022’s textured and artisanal trend. Hexagonal tiles are also at the forefront of kitchen design for 2022. Why not choose shades of dusky pink or blue and install them behind the cooking zone for kitchen splashbacks with wow factor.
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Tired of white, grey, and black kitchens? The new hues in kitchen unit colours include everything from jewel-toned blues and luxurious teals, to metallic finishes and bold coloured wood stains. Rich and vibrant shades of blue look stunning paired with marble countertops, whilst metallic units are shimmering their way into kitchens for a sense of opulence and warmth. If you’re looking for something sophisticated and chic, consider a tantalising teal cabinetry teamed with natural wood and unusual coloured wood stains. Or, to enrich your space with personality, consider violet, pink, and raspberry tones.
2022 kitchen unit colour ideas are not about the primary colours. Instead, they lean towards a mesmerising palette of richly saturated gem-like shades that are both liveable and luxurious. This year sees kitchen design heading away from matchy-matchy, one-dimensional looks and moving into the more magical and dreamy territory. At Leisure, we have a wide choice of range cookers in cream, black, anthracite, silver and stainless steel that work really well with bold units.
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2022 kitchen design will also see us getting back to nature. The natural kitchen takes centre stage, with accent colours in sage green and clove. The rich pigments of a wooden kitchen are all at once soothing and serene. Muted and gentle, the look is lived-in and multi-functional. Think lime-washed cabinets, dark timbers, organic worktops, weathered stone floors, and earthy toned walls, all perfect for such a high traffic space. Add extra layers of texture by bringing in tawny wooden kitchen accessories such as butcher's blocks and jars. To create the ultimate farmhouse style, consider one of our family-sized range cookers and complement your rustic kitchen ideas with modern zinc worktops. The look for 2022 is influenced by our reconnection with the great outdoors. You can offset the beauty of wood grain with tactile surfaces and creature comforts that keep everything relaxed and homely. For added warmth consider a palette of greens, tans, and terracottas, or, to up the glam factor, opt for gold hardware and accessories.
As a result of the pandemic, we have become much more focused on conscious consumption, with 2022’s kitchen trends leaning into sustainability and eco features. Think timeless pieces, built with expert craftsmanship, that are made to last with materials that are planet friendly. A number of kitchens will be inviting salvaged woods and recycled materials into the home, with energy-efficient green tech becoming a must for any kitchen. Smart gadgets such as boiling taps and electric composters will see us saving water, minimising wastage and keeping energy costs down. Reclaimed woods used for cabinets, shelves, and flooring will help in moving us towards a more sustainable kitchen and the use of eco-friendly paints will be beneficial for both our health and the environment.
The core takeaways for 2022 kitchen trends are a focus on luxe materials such as natural stone, reclaimed wood, and unexpected patterns. Deep and sophisticated jewel-toned colours will be cropping up everywhere from kitchen cabinets to cooking zone splashbacks. Sustainable and thoughtful style will promote positive luxury. Wooden kitchens will get a modern makeover with uniquely coloured stains whilst handmade materials such as ceramics and metals will make plenty of appearances. Capture the essence of simplicity with warm neutrals and marble veining. Embrace pattern, texture and rich colour. And most importantly, have fun designing a fabulously functional space that also gives you artistic license to pack in plenty of personality.