After staring at the same four walls throughout the pandemic, many of us are now reevaluating our living spaces. What we once thought was the design theme of our dreams, now has us second-guessing what we were thinking.
Our kitchens are where we spend so much of our time. It’s where we gather with family and friends, where we cook and clean, where we enjoy a morning coffee, or even where we set up our virtual work-from-home office. For somewhere that we spend so much time in, it’s only right that we ensure that our kitchen design lives up to our expectations.
Every new year brings a new series of design trends. If you aren’t sure where to begin your kitchen upgrade, don’t fret. Just read on below to learn about five trends of the modern kitchen for 2022!
Storage has become more than just stuff that you hide away out of sight. When designing a kitchen, homeowners want a space that is both functional, and creative. More and more kitchens are featuring floating, open-display shelves with hidden spotlights that draw attention to them. If floating shelves don’t fit your kitchen vision, another popular option is built-in organizers. When your kitchen appliances, bakeware, spices, and more are out of sight, you have not only a calming space, but you have a space with more room. Eliminate wasted space in your kitchen by turning that waste into a clever storage solution – you’ll thank yourself in the long run.
Pops of color
Homeowners stick with white because it’s a color that never goes out of style. But for 2022, an emerging trend is adding a pop of color to break up the white walls. Consider painting your cabinets a bolder color like a shade of green or blue – two popular colors for 2022. Adding an accent color to your cabinetry, countertops, or something else will provide depth and interest within your kitchen design. Adding blue to your kitchen has been a trend in recent years because it serves as a nice complement to metallic accents. Bright periwinkle blue is even the Pantone Color of the Year for 2022! Green, on the other hand, conveys a sense of peace and relaxation in your kitchen. If you’re a frequent host, what more would you want than a calming green environment?
Focus on the details
The easiest way to update a kitchen is by updating one of your kitchen accents. This could be anything. For some, it could be using a material, like marble, on an apron front sink. For others, it may be adding a new material like plaster, natural stone, formed metal, or tiles to a unique spot. For some, it may be adding softer features like rounded edges to your cabinets, islands, or countertops. For those looking for a simpler solution, look at where you plug things in and other non-permanent changes. Does that spot for your blender make sense? If you switched out your dish towels or paper towel holder would that help update your space? For many, starting small before working your way up may make sense.
When you think of tiles in a kitchen, you likely immediately think of a tiled backsplash – but expand your thinking. For 2022, a modern kitchen trend is to bring this tile to other surfaces. Sure, many will still opt to utilize this for a backsplash to provide dimension and texture, but many are eager to add tiles to new surfaces like counters, window jams, and more. This is also a great way to explore pops of color or new patterns which helps you tackle two 2022 modern kitchen design trends with one simple upgrade!
Upgrade your slabs with new marble
When you think of marble you may not think of it as a new design concept, but regardless, updating your current countertops in your kitchen with a statement-making material is a design trend for 2022. Marble has always been a timeless option due to its luxury and durability. But one way to modernize your marble is by opting for veined marble which provides a unique focal point. Another updated marble feature is using colored marble (like green marble). Homeowners are even bringing this marble trend beyond just countertops. Many are opting to use the same countertop marble for a backsplash as well to create a cohesive, modern kitchen.
Tackling a kitchen update can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. If you’re looking to update your kitchen with one (or more!) of these 2022 modern kitchen trends, Capitol Granite can help. Capitol Granite is the premier cabinet and countertop provider and installer in Richmond and Central Virginia.
Get in touch with our team at Capitol Granite today to receive a free estimate for your kitchen update!