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How to Design a Kitchen in 2022

If you’re planning to sell your home and want to get the most return on investment out of your improvements, following interior decorating and renovation trends is your best bet. As you may or may not know, kitchen renovations offer some of the highest ROI of any renovation type with better than 90% average profit potential. If you’re looking to impress friends and family or just want to maximize the enjoyment you get out of your home, following 2022 kitchen trends will not steer you wrong.

How to Design a Kitchen in 2022

Here, we cover the latest advice from real estate and interior decoration experts to help you get the most out of your 2022 kitchen renovation plans.


2022 Kitchen Trends

Tracking home trends can be a challenge. Learning what’s selling big at the moment is one thing, but seeing ahead a season or two takes an understanding of buyer psychology. In 2021, new home buyers were looking for traditional, comforting, and sedate design elements as a response to the insecurity of the time. At the start of 2022, there is still some comforting to be done, but people are also feeling more optimistic, and it’s showing in the prevailing trends. The key to selling a home in 2022 will be to strike a balance between the passing trends and upcoming ones.


Kitchen Cabinet Color Trends 2022


Bare Wood

If you’re not sure what color will look best in your completed kitchen renovation, leaving cabinet wood bare with a protective lacquer can be an excellent compromise. You can always add color later. But the natural look of wood grain can be novel and gorgeous. It’s a great way to buy time and give yourself more options.


Space & Lighting

If your floor plan permits it, adding new windows or recessed lighting can inspire you to choose the best color. It can also affect which colors will be best for your décor. To get the most out of added space and lighting, consider light, yet gentle colors like an off-white or eggshell. These are unobtrusive yet cheerful tones that no one will complain about.


Deep Colors

The divergent nature of 2022 trends stands out with the popularity of both dark tones and light tones. If you go dark, the important tone to strike will be one of depth. Those who pursue this trend-line are looking for the comforting, solid, effect of rich burgundy, a chocolate brown, or some other earth-tone compatible color. Think rich and savory.


Kitchen 2022 Design Trends


Griege Pops

As mentioned, neutral colors are popular right now. Combining these easygoing tones with cabinet windows that are both chic and quaint creates a charming balance in your kitchen that is quite functional.


Multiple Islands

Kitchen islands are always a hit. How can you improve on this idea? By adding another island of course! If you have the space, you’ll be pleased to see that too much island really isn’t a thing.


Open Shelving

Again, we find that just a minor tweak to the cabinetry can be fun and very useful. What’s more, adding open space to any aspect of a home makes moving around easier and enhances livability. By doing away with cabinet doors, you remove one step from any kitchen activity.


Banquette Seating With a Counter Connection

2022 is going to be a time for quiet and cozy get-togethers. You can cater to this trend neatly by connecting your banquette area to a countertop. It’s convenient and removes gaps in the conversation.


Kitchen Sink Trends


When it comes to new trends in kitchen sinks, it’s almost always going to go in one of two ways: beauty and function. Taking the beauty route means free-standing sinks, sculpted porcelain, and the like. These are more common in bathrooms, but when people are hungry for flair, you’ll sometimes find them in kitchens. Taking the function route is a bit more amenable to the American mindset. Adding function to a sink means choosing a deeper, wider sink, one with partitions, a utility sprayer, and a recessed rim for movable racks, cutting boards, and the like.


Outdated Kitchen Trends

In 2022, stay away from the following ideas, but be ready to see them return to vogue after 2025.

  • Marble
  • Plaster
  • Barn door sliders
  • Subway tile
  • Industrial lighting
  • Pot racks
  • Hardwood floors
  • Real stone


Our kitchen renovation experts here at Robinson Renovation & Custom Homes take interior design trends very seriously. We know you want to get the most out of your kitchen makeover. Let our team help you get the most value and the most enjoyment out of your new kitchen. Get in touch today to learn more.