The new year has brought new trends and design ideas for your kitchen. Here are 15 unique ideas to use in your kitchen this year.
Glazed Tile Backsplashes
This is all the rage in 2022 for your kitchen. Glazed tiles are covered with enamel or liquid glass before they are fired in a kiln. This process gives the glazed tile a nice shiny look. These tiles come in all different colors, sizes, shapes and designs. They can be incorporated into any style of home.
Mixture Of Modern And Vintage
This is like a sweet and salty delicacy. A modern farmhouse design has used this platform but this year it has bumped up a bit. Now modern materials, cabinets and appliances are mixed with a couple of large vintage elements. An example would be taking a modern kitchen space and adding a vintage-style kitchen island.
Statement Range Hoods
This trend has been around and is still going strong. Homeowners love a statement range hood because they are sleek and eye-catching. They definitely create a focal point in the kitchen. If you have a range hood, a budget-friendly idea would be to cover the existing hood with inexpensive untreated wood.
Kitchen lighting is always a great way to add a designer dynamic touch. Statement lighting is a great way to do this. It adds an artistic element as well as creates an eye-catching look.
Using natural elements in the kitchen is a big trend this year. Natural elements not only bring the outdoor elements indoors, they also give a calming refreshing feel. These materials include stone, greenery/plants, wood and natural light colors.
Wire Mesh Cabinetry
Glass cabinets have been a nice touch in an upscale kitchen. This year the trend is now wire mesh panels. The wire mesh panels give a nice rustic and vintage feel without giving up a sense of sophistication. Wire mesh panels can be brass, gray or black and can be made out of all types of wire.
Captivating Color Combinations
Color combinations that are well thought out and planned can make a huge impact in the kitchen. This year, black and dark blue combined with white and gold accents are popular. This gives a stunning look because of the balance between light/warm colors and dark colors.
Eye-Catching Statement Marble
A big trend in solid countertops this year is strongly veined marble. It comes in all colors and levels of veining. Marble has always given a space a luxurious and upscale look. To be even more dramatic, designers are taking the marble up making it the backsplash.
Just like the natural look, natural wood finishes are back in style. A great way to incorporate this is using a butcher block countertop. Natural wood tones are warm and inviting.
Mixed Wood Finishes
Using a mix of wood finishes and colors is a great option for this year. Thinking outside of the box is the way to go this year. A great example is to mix different colored cabinets such as a mix of brown, black and white cabinets.
The Green Trend Continues
Green is a popular color this year. A great way to do this is using green cabinets in your kitchen. Green is calming and gives a simplistic and subtle look to the kitchen. Using olive green cabinets with white counters is in demand.
Like natural wood and natural elements, natural lighting is always a must. This year this is used in a designer’s tool belt. Natural lighting gives the kitchen an open and bright eye-catching feel.
Last year the trend was all-white and now it is using dark and light. The new trend is called the tuxedo kitchen. This is where two colors are incorporated in a light tone and a dark tone.
Pets are a big part of many homeowners’ lives. Adding pet-friendly accents to the kitchen is a no-brainer for animal lovers. These can include built-in water and food bowls or a built-in pet bed. This not only is a convient idea but is also a great way to save space.
A glass partition is an awesome option especially when you have an open living space. A glass partition will help keep noise and odors down from the kitchen and give a nice stylistic element to the kitchen. These can come in many different styles and colors.