2022 Kitchen Design Trends.
Gone are the days of the ‘all-white’ kitchen. Natural elements were centre stage at the 2022 HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence. This year’s winning kitchens reveal a big comeback in millwork, a kitchen design trend that seems natural, given Vancouver’s west coast vibe.
Large or small, sleek, and clutter-free spaces continue to be a 2022 kitchen design trend, with custom millwork offering the perfect solution to intergrade your appliances, create seamless storage and pantry walls, hide a wok kitchen, or create complimentary shelving to highlight your special go-to pieces. Offered in a variety of natural tones and patterns, millwork compliments any colour used for kitchen cabinetry, even white.
Image Courtesy Jamie Banfield Design Inc and Condoworks
One popular kitchen design trend combination is white cabinetry on the uppers to create a sense of openness and space, offset by the warmth and depth of millwork on full height cabinetry and below counter cupboards.
Those brave enough to ditch the all-white-kitchen are opting for deep marine blues and matt black cabinetry, creating an immediate sense of lux! Combine with a natural stone slab backsplash, and the result is nothing short of striking, making this 2022 kitchen design trend one that is expected to stand the test of time.
Image Courtesy Lui Developments
Technological advances in push-open and close doors have made it possible to dispense with handles in both wall and base cabinets, noting if you prefer, another kitchen design trend is to have recessed handles to achieve the same sleek look. Antique and unvarnished brass, bronze, and matt black fixtures are all trending in 2022, a kitchen design feature now spilling over into the industrious sink, creating added visual interest.
Image Courtesy Kalu Interiors & Tall Tree Construction Ltd.
Natural flooring, in lighter tones such as rift cut white oak floors are popular, offering a continuous grounding element from greatroom through the kitchen. Both tone on tone and complimentary wood finishes are popular 2022 kitchen design trends.
Are you looking for more trending kitchen design trends? The HAVAN Awards image gallery is packed with kitchen design inspiration. Check out the 2022 kitchen finalist and winning projects at www.havan.ca/awards .