The Most Common Kitchen Trends of 2022

Every year, there are new trends in kitchen style and designs. For 2022, some of the most common design trends focused on the return of the kitchen cabinet. The open shelf concept was popular for a couple of years before 2022, but in 2022, the kitchen cabinet took its rightful place back in the kitchen. Color played a major role in 2022, as did smart appliances. Here are some of the most common kitchen trends in 2022.

Color to Add Style

Color is a powerful tool. It can set the pace for a theme, enhance design elements, and even transform your kitchen cabinet system to bring custom flair. According to Real Simple, for 2022, the voted favorite kitchen cabinet color was white. However, many homeowners are opting for two-tone kitchens. The upper cabinets are one color, and the lower cabinets are another.

2022 kitchens use color to add different focal points (think accent wall), to make a small space look larger, and to add interest to the room. Color has been a prominent feature in kitchen design for 2022.


Talk about a comeback. Kitchen islands are the new “must-have” for any kitchen redo. Islands of all shapes and sizes have been popping up in home-style magazines. Islands with storage have become a huge trend in 2022. Homeowners are willing to dedicate kitchen real estate to highly functional workspaces in the middle of their kitchen.

Islands with focused lighting, sinks or cooktops, and plenty of storage are on trend for 2022.

Flexible Lighting

In 2022, kitchen lighting has taken center stage. Over the last decade, lighting has gotten much more attention than it used to. Task and ambient lighting options are a big part of kitchen design conversations. In 2022, kitchen design is focused on bringing in lighting that is not only highly functional but beautiful as well.

Under kitchen cabinet lighting is big in 2022, chandeliers, pendant lighting (for close tasks), and more have been hot topics. The right lighting has become an essential part of kitchen design.

Many kitchen designers agree that kitchen cabinetry is the foundation for any great kitchen design. Staying on trend can be as simple as choosing high-quality kitchen cabinetry that can be the perfect backdrop for all the kitchen trends now and in the future. Learn more today.

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