Matte surface, calm, deep tones – the trends of the kitchen to order. In the hustle and bustle of everyday problems, we want to feel safe and comfortable. And among endless deeds, we must not forget that we are a particle of nature. That is why naturalness and environmental friendliness have become the main fashion of the kitchen interior. In our article we will talk about the latest decor, preferred styles, kitchen design trends in 2022.
The year 2022 is on its way, which means that it is time for experiments, the use of new kitchen trends proposed by the best designers. What surprises did the kitchen interior guru prepare for us?
- 1 Motto of 2022: environmental friendliness, simplicity, comfort
- 2 Popular kitchen design trends 2022
- 3 Kitchen Paint Color Trends 2022
- 4 Kitchen sets 2022
- 5 Kitchen Wallpaper Trends 2022
- 6 Kitchen Supplies
- 7 Kitchen utensils and appliances
- 8 Furniture for kitchen 2022
- 9 Curtains for the kitchen 2022
This year, it is not recommended to focus on the kitchen. Designers preferred to focus on other details of the interior: an apron, floor or wall covering, accessories. Additional accessories and furniture elements should be used to a minimum, because the interior of 2022 is spacious kitchens without extra details.
Creating any interior always requires a creative approach. Paying attention to modern kitchen trends, do not forget about your own desires and feelings. After all, the main thing is to achieve comfort in a space where the mistress is the longest – in the kitchen.
The trend of the coming 2022 is minimalism and environmental friendliness. Over the past few years, many companies have advocated the use of natural or recycled materials, taking maximum care of our planet. Various environmental activists, such as Greta Tunberg, are also calling for the same.
The main requirement of the modern style of the kitchen – the design should not be loaded with a lot of furniture and household appliances. A minimum of decor is what you need. For a small kitchen, this rule is most applicable – because the hostess, of course, thinks about how to make the kitchen more spacious and how to save every centimeter of space. Decor should be minimal, but unusual shape, using eco-materials.
There are several styles of kitchen design that fit the requirements of the 2022 trend:
This is a combination of two or more styles that are not completely recreated, but only some decor elements are used. In order not to overload the interior, designers do not recommend combining more than three styles. Eclecticism is a combination of textures, patterns and shades. The combination of high cost and simplicity is considered an interesting technique in creating an eclectic style: for example, a sofa with gilding, a simple table, wooden chairs – in one kitchen.
Eco-style – the style of the future
Products from recycled materials are the main trend of recent years.
Eco-style is suitable for dark blue with the addition of a green tint, emerald, gray with a pearl gamut, mustard, olive, dusty pink. Deep tones can be used in combination with geometric and graphic prints. By 2022, everything related to the tropics is applicable as a template: jungle, parrots, plants.
Luxury is always in fashion and 2022 will not be an exception. This style is becoming more and more popular, because luxury is not only a manifestation of wealth, but also a sense of security, security, which is the emotional component of the trend in the interior. For the same reason, Baroque styles and palace classics are popular.
The Art Deco style likes to use metallic reflective surfaces on both wallpaper and furniture.
Based on the name of the style, furniture and decor in the interior should be minimal. This will increase the space visually and functionally. Minimalism is an excellent choice for a small or narrow kitchen, as well as for a one-room apartment.
In this style, geometric and laconic shapes are preferred. The abundance of textiles, as well as the complexity of design are not appropriate here. By the number of shades in the kitchen, 3 colors are the best solution: neutral, calm, not bright. Household appliances are only built-in, because any pile of objects will make the kitchen “heavy”. At the same time, do not forget about lighting, which should be as good as possible.
The kitchen in the style of minimalism is fully consistent with the main trends of the year.
This is a combination of the British style of design and classical techniques, conservatism and modern technology, aristocracy and practicality, classics and comfort. The English style is characterized by the use of natural materials (stone, wood, ceramics), artificially aged furniture, a spacious dining room, bright lighting, the presence of accessories made of copper, bronze. At the same time, the kitchen set is made in the classical style of a simple, uncomplicated form.
The color palette is calm, often in light colors: light olive, blue, light gray. The color scheme should not include more than four shades. The English style is the presence of a natural finish, floral or floral print, the use of wood.
The above photo is not the best example of kitchen design. This design needs to be finalized: checkered fabrics should be replaced with plain ones, close transparent facades with deaf ones and remove small objects from the field of view. The vase on the table should remain in perfect isolation.
Classic will never go out of style. If you are not striving for vivid experiments or you are a supporter of simplicity, rigor and constancy, the classic style will be an excellent choice. Modern classics do not have pronounced conservative decisions, and the interior is spacious, calm – just what residents of megacities strive for.
The color scheme is light, pastel colors. Classic is most often a spacious dining room with a large dining table. It is advisable to use natural materials in the decoration.
Characteristic features of this style are custom-shaped furniture, vibrant paintings, variety, neon colors, acid colors, glitter, prints and handmade decor. All this makes the interior fun and festive, creative and unusual. Pop art is a style that often combines decorative elements that are completely incompatible with each other.
When creating this style, simple, inexpensive materials are used, so pop art is considered one of the most economical styles.
2022 offers us to move away from bright, eye-catching accents, as well as from the abundance of various accessories in the kitchen, at least in prominent places. New items include mainly noble deep shades:
- Neutral palette: sky blue, the color of fresh greens, which are great for eco-style. They can be diluted with pleasant berry scales or bright yellow spots that resemble the gentle summer sun.
- The blue color is still in trend, especially its muted, calm shades – deep and complex.
- The color of ocher or persimmon is fashionable for 2022, a not very bright, warm shade that sets up for positive thinking.
- Shades of gray are perfect for the interior, especially light, light, faded options. Gray blends very well with wood texture.
- White is the main color of fashionable minimalism. Despite the fact that it was dark shades that prevailed over the fashion of 2022, it is unlikely that white will go out of fashion because it is a classic of the genre. In this case, it is not recommended to completely “immerse” the kitchen in a sterile white abyss – dilute it with warmer, softer mint or olive shades.
- Gray-green is the absolute trend of the year. Such a pleasant shade was created to calm, get rid of the city bustle. Gray-green is a deep, aristocratic hue that blends well with white.
- A pistachio or olive hue is similar in tone to the previous one, but slightly softer in terms of perception. Pastel shades of green or swamp color remain relevant because they have been in fashion for the past few years.
From the above examples it follows that the fashionable colors of the kitchen are as close as possible to the natural ones, they can fill the interior with tranquility and comfort. In addition to the usual soft colors (terracotta, coral, calm yellow, dusty rose), a new color has appeared in the new year – “pacifying dawn”, proposed by the international paint brand DULUX. This pastel green hue is ideal for the kitchen. And that is not all. Designers are betting on another wonderful color – they are not. It is he who is preferred when choosing a shade for a modern interior. And in the kitchen too.
Shine is a thing of the past. And many designers will agree with this. Fingerprints on a glossy surface look rather bad, instead of them matte facades appeared, mostly of dark shades, which we wrote about above. In addition, the 2022 trend is monotonous.
The fashion for L-shaped headsets has been replaced by a linear one – the same tribute to minimalism. Manufacturers also move away from thick countertops. Thicker doesn’t mean better. The materials produced today are so durable that there is no need to thicken them. At the same time, interest in countertops made of natural stone remained.
The visual integrity of the facade is achieved by refusing the handles using a hidden door opening system. Hidden systems do not collect dirt and do not attract too much attention.
Three-level kitchens (or kitchens to the ceiling) are still in fashion. An additional upper level is integrated above the upper hanging cabinets. This allows you to increase the functionality of the kitchen, unloading the lower cabinets from kitchen items rarely used in everyday life.
A similar layout came to us from the Scandinavian countries and looks great in a spacious modern kitchen. This style is ideal for one-room apartments.
The main trend of the kitchen in 2022 is the desire for environmental friendliness, a combination of styles and simplicity. If you want to create a modern and unique kitchen – do not be afraid to experiment with walls.
When choosing wallpaper for the kitchen, pay attention to soft, natural shades, a delicate print, natural clean materials in the composition of the canvas. Do not try to combine styles in one room, fashion trends are different, sometimes radically different. The fashionable design of the “clothes” of the kitchen walls is as follows:
Gradient wallpaper or ombre is a smooth transition of color vertically from light to dark. At the same time, there is no rule to start with dark scales on the floor and end with light ones under the ceiling. It all depends on your desire, needs, kitchen area and other parameters.
The correct use of color and the transition from one shade to another visually enlarges the room, making the ceiling higher. In this case, the shadow under the ceiling should be as light as possible, almost white. This method is preferred for small kitchens or low ceilings.
Gradient wallpapers bring a romantic mood, soothe and relax. Too dense and dark shades enhance the psychological effect on the person.
Wallpaper with the effect of a metal surface or foil coating. In this option, it is better to cover all the walls of the kitchen with wallpaper, without focusing on one wall.
3D wallpapers or panels using high-quality printing. Typically, such wallpapers are designed to decorate one of the walls of the kitchen – for its emphasis. The main goal of a three-dimensional image is to “revive” a room by placing a person in a composition in order to feel like a part of nature. Indeed, the fashion trend of 2022 is tropical prints: large leaves, wild animals, parrots, etc.
Monochrome wallpapers emphasize the sophistication of the interior. At the same time, a light bright accent in the form of a carpet, furniture, accessories that do not overload the overall perception of the kitchen is preferable.
Colored canvases are also a trend of the year. Here we recommend prints in the form of huge flowers or leaves, colorful animals or birds, a lot of greens in saturated colors – this can be on wallpaper and even on lighting devices (for example, lamps or sconces in the form of wide leaves).
As already mentioned, the main trend of 2022 is natural environmentally friendly materials for the kitchen : wood or recycled materials. Everything can be made of wood: a kitchen, a chandelier, a countertop, tables, chairs, etc. Most preferably, of raw wood, as well as from antique spraying.
In addition to wood, glass is widely used, as well as metal (silver, brass), stone, marble. With their help, you can zone the space, trim floors, walls, headsets, furniture.
One of the most important finds of a new kitchen design is the use of ethnic, Indian, African motifs in the interior. Such a mixture of styles will become an incomparable highlight of the room.
Kitchen utensils and appliances
In fashion, the spaciousness, simplicity of the interior, which are achieved through built-in household appliances. You can integrate anything: a microwave, an oven, a dishwasher, and even a coffee machine. Large household appliances should be hidden in the headset, small ones in drawers or cabinets. The goal is to achieve minimalism so that the eye does not linger on an abundance of accessories and equipment. And the dust will be easier to wipe.
When using accessories, it is important not to play too much. The emphasis should be made, but everything should be metered and “tasty”, no frills. In recent years, facades without visible handles or with mortise handles are becoming increasingly popular. A kitchen without fittings, on the one hand, is more functional – there is no dirt around them, handles do not interfere with cleaning, and on the other hand, the interior is not overloaded with details.
For decor, things from the same eco-materials are used: linen tablecloth or curtains, jute carpet on the floor, etc. In this case, a chandelier or sconce can be made, for example, from dry tropical plants.
The trend of 2022 is invisible furniture in the kitchen. Well, or in a minimal amount. Let the furniture be with a simple, plain, not “flashy”, flat surface. Despite this, in some kitchen styles it is furniture that can be made a little brighter if the rest of the interior is made in calm, restrained, monophonic colors.
Choose furniture made from natural materials, the best option is wood. Cane, solid wood perfectly complement your kitchen. Furniture upholstery should also be made of environmentally friendly material, for example, natural cotton, linen. For kitchen, it is good to use dirt-repellent coatings for furniture. Recently, rattan furniture is gaining more and more popularity – it is a material from peeled and dried stems of tropical calamus plants or rattan palm trees.
The current furniture arrangement is island, if the kitchen area allows. Headset cabinets in which household appliances will be built in are best built along the wall. Thus, you will achieve maximum space in the room.
The unusual shape of the furniture is also one of the trends of 2022: a round table, wicker hanging swings, bamboo rocking chairs, etc. This will add an exotic touch to the kitchen.
Curtains are an integral part of the interior of the kitchen. Do not neglect them. What does the 2022 fashion tell us? What new products do leading manufacturers offer?
Laconic design is an absolute trend. Straight fabrics and tulle, light and medium density, are back in fashion. At the same time, the length of the canvas is chosen by the owner, but 2022 offers its own fashion – a long curtain on the floor. Short canvases, layering, the use of lambrequins are a thing of the past.
An interesting fact is that the absence of curtains or tulle on the windows is also considered a complete interior. Here, many will breathe a sigh of relief, because curtains in the kitchen are not always a good option – their close proximity to the cooking area gives greasy spots on the fabric.
A small decor of simple plain curtains is allowed in the form of a thin braid with the edge of the canvas. Do not forget the motto of the year: the simpler the better. Manufacturers have created a wide range of braids, varying in width, thickness, and pattern.
When choosing fabrics, only natural materials that are already classic are taken into account: linen, cotton, silk. Unlike previous years, current manufacturers offer 100% linen as part of a fabric that can be thicker or thicker.
Perhaps the most unexpected trend in 2022 is wool. From it you can make curtains that, thanks to the print in the cage, look like the fabric of a suit. Especially profitable and rich (and it’s not only the cost of material that is really expensive), woolen curtains will look in the kitchen in the country style, English, classic, modern style.
Choose complex, unusual, deep tones in color. The gradient mentioned above can decorate not only walls, but also windows. In addition to simple materials you can use a print, for example, in the style of the 60s. These are various geometric shapes: circles, polyhedrons.
Curtains have the same tropical theme: prints with parrots, palm trees, wide leaves of plants, animals. The highlight of the interior of the kitchen will be a Roman curtain in a tropical style. Also in fashion are large flowers, such as lace fabric, fabrics with a mesh – those that were the decoration of the window in the grandmother’s kitchen.
Street fabrics created from special acrylic fiber can now be found not only on the street. Such linen is indispensable for modern kitchens: they repel dirt and water, are resistant to fading, easy to care for and do not lose color after washing.
Since environmental friendliness is a fashion in recent years, manufacturers surprise us with their ingenuity in creating fabrics from recycled old clothes or loose yarn. The quality of such linen is not inferior to the new, so more and more housewives prefer to see just such curtains on the windows of the kitchen.
Creating an interior is a creative approach, focused solely on the wishes of the owners of the kitchen. Sometimes fashion is not important because you cannot keep up with it. It is important to create the space in which you want to be, to feel comfortable and safe.