Kitchen Design Inspiration in 2022

Jun 21, 2022DESIGN

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The latest kitchen design trends prove how our priorities have shifted. The focus is on creating spaces that are less fussy and more easygoing. Vintage elements oozing of character and nostalgia are everywhere. Sustainability and repurposing are very much a part of kitchen design in 2022. 


Designing your dream kitchen can be exciting and overwhelming. You want to stay aligned with your personal preferences, but you also want to have your finger on the pulse of current trends. While it isn’t practical to latch onto every design trend you see on Pinterest, being aware of current design tones may help you formulate a plan.

The most notable current kitchen design inspiration veers away from polished kitchens. We’re gravitating toward a more casual, lived-in vibe. From vintage tables as kitchen islands to matte bronze hardware and handmade tiles, a sense of organic understatement is everywhere. The three distinct kitchen design trends that are the most widely embraced right now are natural elements, green tones and statement hoods.

Natural Elements

The love of bringing the outdoors in continues. From exposed beams to reclaimed table islands, homeowners are embracing natural elements. This includes my favorite kitchen island cherry-topper, large woven pendant lights.

Green Tones

In keeping with natural elements, neutral tones are here to stay—with an additional pop. The neutral kitchen design palette has been updated with green. Light oak cabinets and quartzite countertops will stick around. But, various shades of green on the kitchen island or backsplash are definitely in the mix.

Statement Hoods

Range hoods in 2022 are all about plaster, natural stone and metal. If you have a cabinetry hood and a decent budget, a new hood could be the lipstick your kitchen design needs.
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In 2022, unique kitchen design means juxtaposing modern with vintage. It’s about designing with comfort and soul. Whether you update with natural elements, green accents, or a stunning statement hood, the heart of your home should bring you joy. …And make your neighbors in the ‘hood naturally green with envy. Ba-dum-bump.

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