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Revealed! The 7 Most Beautiful Kitchen Trends For 2022

February 2, 2022 – 3 min read

The new year is a time for fresh starts – to rethink, revamp and maybe even renovate our spaces. And the best place to start? The heart of the home: the kitchen. With that in mind we’ve compiled the latest design trends set to make a major impact in 2022 – from hot hues to dazzling finishes and statement-making small appliances.

A mother and daughter remove a roast dinner from a wall oven in their modern kitchen.

Trend 1: Going Green

Shades of emerald, sage and gumleaf are having a moment. “The pandemic has highlighted our primeval need for connection with our landscapes, hence the meteoric rise of green,” explains interior designer Jane Thomson. “It’s becoming a go-to colour for kitchen joinery, seating and accessories, best paired with black, white and timber finishes.” If you dare to go all-out, try an olive-hued cooker that blends into matching painted cabinetry, or start small with a mint-coloured toaster or coffee machine on a chic marble benchtop.

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Smeg Portofino 90cm Induction Upright Cooker Olive Green
Russell Hobbs Legacy 4 Slice Toaster
Smeg 50s Retro Style Filter Coffee Machine

Trend 2: Marble Magic

This richly veined natural stone continues to adorn kitchens, lending a sense of style and luxury. While slabs of ivory have perennial appeal, international trend forecasts point to dramatic black marble benchtops and even moody dark-green splashbacks for 2022. Sleek, stainless-steel appliances pair well with white marble finishes, while integrated appliances work especially well in dark kitchens.

“While slabs of ivory have perennial appeal, international trend forecasts point to dramatic black marble benchtops and even moody dark-green splashbacks for 2022.”

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LG 506L French Door Refrigerator
Fisher & Paykel 60cm Built Under Dishwasher Black
Nespresso Breville Creatista Plus Capsule Stainless Steel Machine

Trend 3: Seamless Style

The contemporary kitchen is so much more than a utilitarian cook space; in 2022, it’s a place where we gather, eat, entertain and even work. “It’s about creating a seamless feel in an open-plan space,” explains Jane Thomson, who suggests installing a cantilevered dining table off the kitchen island to unite cooking, dining and living zones. Integrated appliances are also a must – think a slick, black dishwasher that recedes into cabinetry.

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Asko Fully Integrated 82cm Dishwasher
DeLonghi Brilliante White Gloss Toaster
Smeg 90cm Downdraft Integrated Rangehood

Trend 4: Old-World Appeal

“The vintage kitchen trend started to gain momentum in 2019 and it’s really set to kick in in 2022,” says Jane Thomson, pointing to both traditional Shaker cabinetry and flat-faced, 1960s-style joinery as key features. Get the look by upcycling preloved kitchen units or finding new pieces with a retro flavour, from 1950s-inspired cookers to pastel benchtop appliances.

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DeLonghi Icona Capitals Tokyo Red Kettle
La Germania Americana 90cm Dual Fuel Upright Cooker
Smeg 50s Retro Style Coffee Machine

Trend 5: Wine Time

No longer the sole domain of collectors and gourmands, the wine fridge will take centrestage in 2022, blending functionality with contemporary good looks. “Either way, be sure to position the fridge out of direct sunlight” says Peter Simic, The Good Guys Buyer - Refrigeration.

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LG 65 Bottle Signature Wine Cellar
ChiQ 90L Bar Fridge
Vintec 35 Bottle Wine Cabinet

A man pulls a bottle of wine from his wine fridge while taking in the aroma of a glass of red wine.

Trend 6: Striking Splashbacks

Blame it on the drudgery of the past two years… 2022 is the year to push design boundaries. “Some stunning looks to consider this year are handmade tiles in pinks, salmons, warm beige, greens, blues and russet,” says Jane Thomson. Feminine curved profiles will star, as well as classic herringbone, basket weave and subway patterns. Match the latter with a classic, country-style cooker, or team a jewel-coloured statement tile with gleaming gold tapware and subtle steel or grey appliances.

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Oliveri Essente Goose Neck Pull Out Mixer Gold
Ilve 90cm Freestanding Cooker White
Miele 60cm Steam Microwave Oven Graphite

Trend 7: Wall-Oven Wonders

For a kitchen design trend that combines practicality with polish, look no further than the wall oven – a cooker that’s conveniently built into cabinetry at eye or waist height. “Not only does it provide a modern aesthetic reminiscent of a professional kitchen, but it eliminates bending down to remove hot, heavy baking dishes from the oven,” says Geraldine Gillespie, The Good Guys Buyer – Cooking Appliances. Entertainers might choose to have two ovens stacked on top of one another, or a side-by-side configuration with a microwave and coffee maker, too.

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Bosch 60cm Built-In Oven Series 8 Black
Artusi 90cm Built-In Oven Black Glass
InAlto 90cm Built-In Oven

 

The latest trends are just a starting point for your kitchen upgrade. Visit us in store or online for our full range of cooking appliances and dishwashers, and check out our home renovation ideas.

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