After a successful KBB 2022, our team have come back with the latest innovative design
trends going to hit it big in 2022
Since lockdown it's all about better integrating our cooking spaces with our living spaces and we're leaning towards braver color choices, feature islands and more to help create flexible, multi-use spaces for all the family.
Adding interesting finishes and textures is a major part of designing a more tactile, useful space that's at the heart of the home.
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1. Bold Colour Choices
Rich blues and forest greens are predicted to be the most popular kitchen colours
Green kitchens are having something of a moment right now. As a colour we associate
primarily with nature, this grounding shade has an incredible way of reconnecting
us with our surroundings, creating moments of calm and positivity, which we all really need this year!
The trend for using bold, dark colours in the kitchen has been rumbling around for
some time now but there has definitely been an expansion in the shades being used—
with forest green and burgundy joining navy as top ranking colours. Consumers are most definitely becoming more daring when it come's to their colour choices, and our door manufacturers are making sure they are ready for this shift.
2. INFRAME EFFECT KITCHENS
This year we have seen an increasing number of customers asking for in-frame kitchens.
Now going back 3 years ago, In-Frame kitchens were only available at the luxury
of the market, and so they stayed there, only to be brought out for the top end
of the market.
However, things have started to change & In-Frame kitchens are starting to become
more widely available to the mass market, thanks to door manufacturers who found
the solution to expand the market!
In-Frame kitchens are still one of the most expensive types of kitchen you can
buy, however their are ways to achieve the same look for much less money.
These are called "Inframe Effect" kitchens, they look almost identical
to In-Frame kitchens but can cost up to half the price. Our two most popular Inframe
Effect kitchens are
3. INTEGRATED HOME OFFICES
Well we seen this coming didn't we? With lockdown pushing us into home office territory - we all have made massive changes to our work, home life balance.
The kitchen is the ideal spot (now that homeschooling is behind us) and kitchen
designers have caught on to this by coming up with all kinds of solutions, from
units which conceal neat little office set-ups within, to layouts that allow for
offices to tuck away in a quiet corner of the space.
You can be sure Breakfast nooks and office nooks will be taking center stage in
the kitchens of 2022 as people spend more time at home. Office nooks are being built
into kitchens as a versatile addition for those who don’t have a dedicated home
office space elsewhere in the house. View wakefield
4. COPPER & BRASS ACCESSORIES
As the craze for copper continues to take the interiors world by storm, we’ve waved goodbye to plainer metals, and are continuing to embrace the warmth of these materials instead.
Google has reported a 90% increase in searches for copper and brass homeware and lighting
this year, so there’s no surprise that these will be the leading materials for 2022.
Copper started creeping onto the scene a couple of years ago as the metal of
choice. This new kitchen trend is now a definite. It got started off by mixing
a few copper accents into the kitchen with other metals.
Now, however, there has
been a surge of copper offerings to challenge any other metal. Pendant lights,
faucets, sinks, appliances, drawer handles or pulls…you name it…copper works.
and coppers are not the only metal to hit it big in 2022...
From knobs to pulls to handles, brass has made its way to the top of that list, sitting nice and comfortable beside Copper. Now we're starting to notice that the brass trend is no longer relegated to just hardware.
Instead kitchen designers are thinking outside the box and applying the dazzling finish to cabinet detailing, too, see above the simplistic, understated style of the Zola True-Handle-less range - showcasing the stunning integrated brass railing.
5. BROKEN PLAN
The broken-plan kitchen is the latest trend emerging in kitchen design world. All that kitchen hot-desking has, for many of us, ended our love affair with open-plan kitchens.
We're not talking about building walls back up, but maintaining an open feel whilst zoning areas by using half partitions, glass panels or disappearing pocket doors that offer the flexibility of closing up spaces when needed.
'Broken-plan' kitchens are all about zoning. While they retain the spacious feel of an open-plan design, they use screens, freestanding furniture and shelving to create distinct areas. These nooks in turn offer a zoned space for cooking, relaxing or entertaining.
Broken-plan kitchens are thriving as an alternative to our former firm favourite of open-plan, zoning certain areas off has now become quite essential.
Whilst knocking down walls and opening up living spaces has been the only way to go in the way of kitchen extensions and renovations for the last few decades, there's been a growing trend to re-define these spaces to form broken-plan living.
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