Looking for kitchen trends in 2022? You have come to the right place. Here we will outline our prediction of the 5 biggest kitchen trends in 2022. Kitchens are the heart of the home and it is no wonder that kitchens are an area of focus for design while not forgetting functionality. Over the past few years, with the rise in working from home, the way we use kitchens has changed into multifunctional spaces. Therefore, it is no wonder that homeowners want to make the most of their kitchens. So, whether you want a complete renovation or a change of colour, looking to new trends is a great way to get inspiration.

Find Out the 5 Biggest Kitchen Trends in 2022

Thinking of renovating your kitchen? There are a multitude of elements to consider from the budget, size of space, colours, islands, countertops, cabinets, appliances, tiles, soft furnishings, and fabrics. It is also important to create a space unique to you as well as invest in good materials which will add value to your property. Below is a list of 5 of the biggest kitchen trends in 2022.

1. Bespoke Cabinets, Pantries and Larders

With more people working from home this has resulted in a change in behaviour around the house. Homeowners are spending more time in their kitchens and the function of the kitchen has changed to accommodate changing lifestyles. Eating out has become less regular resulting in more meals being cooked at home. Therefore, more people are buying an increasing number of groceries and as a result, there has been a rise in the need for functional storage space that looks neat, keeps everything organised and out of sight. In 2022, you can expect to see a rise in pantry spaces, larders, and bespoke smart cabinets hiding household items such as bins, washing machines, and dishwashers.

Details are everything when it comes to creating your sleek storage spaces. Handle-less cabinets are a popular choice when it comes to designing a new kitchen space. According to the 2022 Houzz Kitchen Trend Study, Shaker Kitchen Cabinets are becoming more popular. Solid wood is the most popular cabinet material choice. White is the most popular cabinet colour, followed by grey. Homeowners are opting for bespoke storage options that optimise space, enhance the organisation of household items and appliances while focusing on design and detail.  It is no wonder smart storage is number one of our 5 biggest kitchen trends in 2022.

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Smart Storage, Bespoke Cabinets, Pantries and Larders

2. Multi Zoned Kitchen Areas

Number two of our list of 5 biggest kitchen trends in 2022 is a multi zoned kitchen area. Open planned kitchen areas are losing popularity in 2022. A growing kitchen trend seen in 2022 is to create different functional zones within your open plan kitchen. As working from home is becoming commonplace due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in many homeowners setting up workstations in their kitchens. While some homeowners do not have the option of an extra room to create a home office to work from and as the kitchen is the hub of many homes, it is an obvious choice that homeowners are amending their kitchen space to meet the needs of their lifestyle. Therefore, a kitchen area that can offer different zones to cook meals, socialise, and have a practical home office is an ideal option for many homeowners in 2022.  Homeowners are looking to set up different zones in their kitchens to accommodate working from home, cooking, and socialising. 

Multi Zone Kitchen Layout separating cooking, socializing and work from home space is a key trend of 2022.
Multi Zone Kitchen Area. Defined Spaces for Cooking, Socializing and Working.

3. Statement Countertops and Backsplashes

Number three of our 5 biggest kitchen trends in 2022 are statement countertops and backsplashes. Kitchen countertops are a focal point in every kitchen. They are used daily and therefore need to be hardwearing and practical to stand the test of time. However, as a focal point countertops need to draw together the overall design and style of our kitchen.

According to the 2022 Houzz Kitchen Trend Study, kitchen countertops were the most popular upgrade when remodelling kitchens. With 91% of homeowners changing their countertop when remodelling, 36% of homeowners said that they splashed the cash when choosing a countertop. A survey by KBB (2022) found that marble countertops were most popular while Houzz (2022) found that Quartz and Granite countertops were the most popular material when choosing a countertop. Wooden countertops are also growing in popularity. The colour white is the most popular choice when choosing a countertop colour followed by multi-coloured. Marble, Granite, and Quartz are the most popular material choices for countertops in 2022. White followed by multi-coloured countertops are popular with grey countertops losing popularity. 

Ceramic and porcelain tiles continue to be the most popular option for backsplashes, followed by marble backsplashes which have grown in popularity over the last year. Homeowners are looking to add colour and points of interest when choosing a backsplash.

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Statement Counter Top

4. Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are growing in popularity. Homeowners who are opting to install islands in their kitchens are choosing bigger islands than ever before. This is a result of spending more time at home and many homeowners choosing to work from their island or use it as a centre point for entertaining. Many homeowners are choosing to add more smart cabinets within their island to optimise sleek storage space and keep their kitchens organised. Choosing an island countertop material and colour that is different from the work countertop is increasingly popular as well as choosing island cabinet colours that are in contrast to the other kitchen cabinets and storage units. Homeowners are an option for colourful islands as a focal point and a popular choice is to paint their islands black, green, and blue. Homeowners are also choosing colourful backsplashes.

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Larger Kitchen Islands

5. Two-Tone Kitchen Colours

According to KBB, two-toned kitchens are still popular in 2022. Homeowners who want to completely personalise their space have endless possibilities when working this way. Popular options are to choose two tones of the same colours, with shades of green and blue being popular. Picking two contrasting colours, for example painting your island black while leaving the rest of your kitchen white or having your island colour contrast with your cabinet colour. Working with two-toned kitchens there are endless possibilities.

Two-toned Kitchens- 5 Biggest Kitchen Trends in 2022


Renovating your kitchen in 2022 can transform your life. Creating a kitchen space that moulds to the needs of your lifestyle are paramount. With working from home becoming commonplace.

Here is a recap of the 5 biggest kitchen trends in 2022:

  1. Bespoke cabinets, larders, and pantries that focus on design while accommodating extra groceries, organise household items such as bins, and hide household appliances such as a dishwasher and washing machine. This ensures an overall organised and neat flow of your kitchen.
  2. Multi zones kitchen areas that give defined spaces to the cooking area, home office, and socialising area.
  3. Countertops and backsplashes that are hardwearing but make a statement. Quartz and Granite are popular countertop materials. White, marble and multicolour countertops are popular in 2022. Colourful backsplashes and popular.
  4. Larger kitchen islands with functional cabinet space are becoming more popular. Island cabinet and counter colours that contrast with the rest of the kitchen and make a statement are more common.
  5. Two-toned kitchens that express homeowners’ personalities are popular. Shades of green remain a top choice in 2022 while contrasting colours are also popular.

It may be difficult to comprehend where to start when designing your kitchen. However, don’t despair. At Kitchen Design House we have specialist staff on hand to help you design and renovate your dream kitchen within your budget and to meet the needs and wants of your lifestyle. Browse our previous projects for inspiration. To get in touch and speak to our specialist staff click here.

We look forward to making your dreams a reality.

KDH Team