2022 Kitchen Design Trends

2022 Kitchen Design Trends

If 2022 is the year you finally get your new kitchen, then you have a lot to look forward to. And, I’m not only referring to basking in your new kitchen. With the vast array of kitchen design trends to choose between, you’re sure to enjoy every moment of the design process as well.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre is Perth’s #1 home for kitchen renovations. As such, we have our finger on the pulse when it comes to all things ‘kitchens’. This year’s upcoming design trends are no exception.

We have researched, gathered, and formed this comprehensive guide to help you plan and design your dream kitchen. So, without further ado, please continue reading to discover the hottest kitchen design trends predicted for 2022.

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Glazed Tile Splashbacks

Luxe Tiles

If you know anything about Ross’s Discount Home Centre, you’ll know we LOVE tiles! So, when we discovered this upcoming trend, we were thrilled, to say the least – glazed tile splashbacks! What could be better!

Tiles have always been the preferred choice in terms of splashback materials. But in past years, they’ve been secondary to the benchtop and cabinets in terms of design. So in 2022, this all changes.

Glazed tiles have an unmistakable sheen to them that adds another level of depth to a kitchen design. They’re elegant, and importantly, very easy to clean.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s Luxe wall tile range is the perfect choice for this trend. With a wide range of colours available, you’re sure to find the perfect glazed tile to complement your kitchen colour scheme.

Cabinets & Shelves

Cabinets & Shelves

What’s a kitchen without kitchen cabinets? A pretty un-functional space. Kitchen wall cabinets have long been a part of standard kitchen design because of their practicality and functionality. However, in 2022, expect them to be partnered with single shelves for additional functionality and design flare.

A combination of wall cabinets and a single shelf offers design contrast, which is very much on-trend with current kitchen designs.

While Ross’s Discount Home Centre doesn’t stock kitchen shelves, we do specialise in kitchen wall and kitchen base cabinets. View our massive range and use our free 3D kitchen designer to start designing your kitchen today.

A Touch of Nature

kitchen tilesAfter a pandemic last 2-years, it seems many have gravitated towards nature to bring peace and calm back into our lives. The kitchen is the heart of the home and the perfect place to focus on wellbeing. Thus, in 2022, expect to see natural influences throughout kitchen designs.

Kitchens are becoming more earthy, featuring natural colour schemes and adding natural elements like timber, terrazzo, marble and stone. Calming colours like safe, earthy reds and browns, creams and ivory are expected to dominate in 2022. ‘Look’ tiles will also be prevalent, such as timber-look, terrazzo-look, concrete-look, and marble-look tiles.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre offers a wide range of ‘look’ tiles, including those mentioned above. View our range to see how we can help you achieve this trend.

Minimalist Design

Minimalist Design

Expect minimalist kitchen design to be a stand-out kitchen design trend for 2022. The simplicity of designing a minimalist kitchen makes this a popular choice for many. It’s all about peeling everything back to basics; the plainer, the better. However, that’s not to say pain is dull. It’s quite the contrary.

Minimalism focuses on clean lines and continuous joinery to let the kitchen cabinetry speak for itself. There are no feature splashback tiles for distraction. Nor are there any pops of colour. The beauty is in concealing the high-functionality of the space in an uncluttered design.

Our range of kitchen cabinets is ideal for those looking to design a minimalistic kitchen in 2022. All white in design, our cabinets provide no distraction. Just a crisp, clear, and simplistic kitchen that offers trendsetting style without compromising functionality. We also have a range of fantastic stone benchtops to help complete this look.

Pops of Colour

Pops of Colour

Minimalist kitchen design may be trending, but it’s not for everyone. If you love to express your personality through colour, then you’ll love this trend. In 2022, kitchen design trends don’t discriminate; there’s something for everyone. And, colour is back – in a big way!

While all-white kitchens may not be for everyone, adding a pop of colour adds a sense of happiness and pleasure to the home. While you can choose any colour, jewel tones are the trending colours of choice for kitchens in 2022. Other popular colour options include brown, orange, gold, pink, and cream.

There are many ways to add a pop of colour to a kitchen too. For example, you can do so with your benchtop or by changing the colour of some of your cabinets. However, the best way to add pops of colour into a kitchen design is through tiles. And, you’ll find no shortage of options from  Ross’s Discount Home Centre’s extensive tile range.

If you’ll looking to follow the green trend, then we have plenty of options to consider.

Contrasting Colours

Contrasting Colours

In addition to adding a pop of colour to your kitchen design, choosing contrasting colours is also set to take kitchen design by storm in 2022. Achieving this trend is as simple as picking two shades on opposite sides of the colour wheel: purple and yellow, orange and blue or green and red.

They don’t have to be as bold as this; you can tone down the colours using warm or cool tone variants to tremendous effect. Moreover, there’s no set way to use the colours; you can use them in your tiles, cabinetry, benchtop etc. This trend really allows you to be brave and creative.

Black is Back

Black is Back

White used to be the ‘it’ colour for kitchens. However, black is back and in a big way. Black monochromatic kitchens have slowly been carving their place in kitchen design trends, and this year, they’re sure to make their mark.

Black monochromatic kitchens encompass the minimalistic design trend. The only difference is, they feature an all-black or monochromatic colour scheme. By this, I mean black cabinets, black benchtop, and back splashback. Black is dramatic, daring, and it’s also very livable and welcoming.

If black is the colour for you, consider some of these great black tiles to help you pull off this trend.

Marble-Look Benchtops

Marble-Look Benchtops

One consistent element in all 2022 kitchens will be stone benchtops, regardless of the colour scheme or design style. However, to take this trend one step further, choose a marble-look benchtop.

Most kitchen designs of 2021 featured marble benchtops, and this trend won’t be slowing down any time soon. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay marble prices to get the look of marble. Engineered stone benchtops, such as our Silestone benchtop range, feature a range of designs that mimic the look of natural marble at a fraction of the cost.

Whether you’re after Calacatta, Carrara, Makrana, Talathello, Emperador, Levadia Black or Nero Marquina, you’re sure to find a suitable subsite in engineered stone. Head into Ross’s Discount Home Centre to see the marble-look benchtop designs we have to offer.

Multi-Purpose Kitchens

Multi-Purpose Kitchens

Kitchens are the heart of the home. It’s where families and housemates gather, where kids study and do their homework, and it’s the space many parents converted into their home office space during lockdown. As such, in 2022, expect kitchens designs to adapt to our changing needs to provide a multi-purpose space.

Kitchens will be designed with flexibility in mind. For example, they may include additional benchtop space as a desk substitute and additional electrical outlets such as network and USB ports.

Multi-purpose butler’s pantries are also set to tend in 2022. In the past, they have offered greater pantry space. But moving forward, they’re likely to double as a laundry room or even study nook.

Open Plan Living Zones

Open Plan Living Zones

Open Plan homes are nothing new; however, 2022 is set to take open plan living to the next level with open plan zones. This trend involves separating an open plan living space into separate zones, such as kitchen, living, and dining, using cleaver zoning solutions. Popular solutions include display units, screens, and glass partitions.

The trend is nothing new; it was actually a popular trend in mid-century homes. Now, it’s making a comeback.

Fancy Kitchen Taps

Fancy Kitchen Taps

You’ll never fully understand the advantage of having a fancy kitchen tap till you use one yourself! And it seems that more and more homeowners want to find out for themselves just how beneficial they are. Because, in 2022, fancy high-tech kitchen taps are in!

Whether it features a pull-out sprayer, a trendy top-of-the-range design, or a luxurious gold, nickel, gunmetal grey, or bronze finish, you’ll see it in 2022. Past years saw kitchen mixers dominate. However, with advancements in tapware design and manufacturing, a simple mixer just won’t cut it in 2022. It has to look amazing, be highly functional, and be a feature item of your kitchen’s design.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre stocks only the best in kitchen tapware. We have all the latest designs and finishes, all at rock bottom prices.

Feature Splashback Wall

Feature Splashback Wall

Kitchen splashbacks are nothing new; however, in 2022, expect them to take centre stage. They’re set to become more of a design feature than ever before.

Past years and even decades have seen kitchen splashbacks limited in high from benchtop to wall cabinets. However, in 2022, they’re breaking free of their constraints to become feature walls. Expect to see bench to ceiling splashbacks with only shelving and rangehoods obstructing them.

If this sounds like a trend you’d like to follow, then be sure to view the massive range of tiles at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have subway tiles, mosaics and feature wall tiles, all ideal for accomplishing this fashionable design trend.

Conclusion

If you’re planning to create your dream kitchen in 2022, there’s no shortage of design trends to gather inspiration. Some of this year’s hottest kitchen trends include using glazed tiles for splashbacks, mixing wall cabinets with shelves, and including natural elements into the design. Other trends include following a minimalistic design, adding pops of colour, featuring a contrasting colour design, or going all-black. Marble-look benchtops are in, as too are multi-purpose kitchens and creating open plan living zones. Finally, consider including a fancy kitchen tap and a feature splashback wall.

To help achieve any of this year’s kitchen design trends, head into Ross’s Discount Home Centre. From kitchen cabinets and benchtops, splashback tiles to kitchen taps, and beyond, we have everything needed to help you design a superb kitchen that ticks all the right boxes.

Head into our showroom at 57 James Street, Guildford or shop from our expansive online store and take advantage of our free Perth Metro shipping offer.