Are you planning a spring kitchen renovation and looking for some design inspiration? We have got you covered. We are discussing some of our favourite 2022 kitchen design trends to help get the creative juices flowing, and your inspiration board started!
We are seeing a definite shift from the stark all-white kitchen, to one that incorporates a melange of warm tones and textures. Bright whites are being replaced with creamy off-whites, and soothing earthy tones. Wood cabinetry, open wooden shelving, and basket-woven pendant lighting are perfect examples of how to incorporate natural elements, providing tremendous depth and warmth.
Step aside all white kitchen. Colourful kitchen cabinetry has been rising in popularity, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down. People are becoming more adventurous in their design selections and embracing bold rich colours like forest green, navy blue, and even red. On the softer side, muted shades of green and blue are gaining traction as well. If the thought of committing your entire kitchen to emerald green makes you feel uneasy, try pairing a bold colour cabinet with something more neutral like a shade of white or a natural wood. Incorporating a coloured kitchen island is a great way to add a pop of colour and visual interest into your space without it feeling overwhelming.
Wallpaper is a stylish way to dress up your walls, and this year we are seeing it pop up in a room that one might not associate with wallpaper, the kitchen! Kitchen wallpaper is very much on trend for 2022, and a sure way to inject personality into your space. It is also a great way to offset neutral cabinetry. Another reason we love wallpaper, is there is so much variety. From neutral colour palettes, to bold florals and maximalist prints, there is something for every design aesthetic. If you are worried about the practicality of wallpaper in the kitchen, especially with all of the oils and moisture from cooking, rest assured there are many durable options on the market designed specifically for the kitchen. Design tip -try looking for vinyl wallpaper and a paper that is washable.
We love the continuity of running the quartz countertop up the wall as a backsplash. Not only does it create a seamless look, it also adds a lovely focal point, especially if you want to show off dramatic veining. The best part? There are no grout lines which makes cleaning easy. For cleaning recommendations, please visit our Quartz Care Guide.
Incorporating vintage elements is a sure way to add character -think vintage farm table instead of a traditional kitchen island. Not only serving as a great conversation piece, it is the perfect way to breathe new life into items you may no longer have a purpose for. All it takes is a little creativity. If up-cycling isn’t your thing, you can always emulate the vintage look with custom cabinetry. By mixing old with new, the end result is a warm and inviting, lived-in space.
When it comes to kitchen countertops, the bolder the better. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of Calacatta Marble, we are seeing dramatic veining dominate when it comes to kitchen countertops. While marble is beautiful, it does have its drawbacks and requires a certain level of vigilance and upkeep. If you are looking for a kitchen countertop that emulates the look of marble without having to deal with the drawbacks, HanStone Quartz has you covered. Calacatta Gold and Calacatta Extra will be sure to make a statement in your space, providing the look of marble with the durability of quartz. For more HanStone Quartz alternatives to marble, make sure you read this blog post.
We are all about embracing curves, especially in interior spaces. Arches are a great way to add a sense of softness into a space. So, whether it’s an arched window, doorway, or cabinet, we are loving this design trend.
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