If you love home design, the New Year is one of the best times of the year. As the calendar turns to January, a plethora of new trends hit the shelves, and predictions of what we’re going to love in the year ahead provide plenty of excitement! If you’re ready to be inspired, we’ve rounded up the top trends for designer kitchens that our experts will be taking on board this year.
When it comes to talking about new trends, we’d be remiss not to mention Pantone’s colour choice for 2022. This year, the colour connoisseurs have selected Veri Perri as the shade we should all look out for. With undertones of red and violet, it’s somewhere between a mellow and lively blue, evoking creative thinking and joy for the year ahead.
Sustainability is a trend that’s been making its way into our homes over the past few years. As the general population become more eco-conscious, this is only set to rise. Keep your eyes peeled for more natural materials (wicker, natural stone, and wooden utensils will all be popular choices) and earth tones in the kitchen. Neutrals like beige, stone, and slate grey will be offset with emerald greens and dark blue. There’ll also continue to be a rise in the number of eco cleaning products and reusable solutions throughout the home.
Open plan living spaces have been increasingly popular on the designer kitchen scene. This year, there will be a greater focus on creating zoned areas in these spacious rooms. In terms of the kitchen, expect to see islands helping transition the living space to the cooking area, and design that focuses on flow. With plenty of people still working from home, places in the kitchen that can be used as a home office will also increase, with small zones a fold-out desk helping create a more functional living space.
If your kitchen floor is in need of a makeover, you might want to consider patterned floor tiles. This striking design feature is set to be all the rage in 2022. Use coloured tiles to brighten up your space or stick to a two-tone, neutral tile for a contemporary designer look. Full of character and confidence, a great floor tile can instantly lift a space.
We have to give an honourable mention to smart technology. Though not a new trend, smart tech continues to be used across more and more kitchens across the country. From ambient lighting and heating that you can control on your phone to integrated surround sound AV systems, bring your home into the future with smart tech.
If you think your kitchen could do with a renovation this year, these trends are sure to spark your creativity! But they’re just the start. Get more inspiration by looking at our real customer kitchens online or pop into one of our showrooms in Blackburn, Liverpool, or Manchester to see our designs in person. Say hello to our team whilst you’re here and let them know of any way they can help. We look forward to seeing you!