As you begin to plan ahead for your upcoming home renovation projects, it’s important to consider the latest design trends that will be influencing home projects. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is always the a great source of information on what’s hot in the world of home design, forecasting the styles, features, materials, and innovations expected to be most popular over the next two to three years. Here are some of the top trends we can expect to see in homes across the country in 2022.
Greens will lead as a bold accent color to compliment traditional whites and off-whites giving off the feel of nature. Blues will also continue to be popular with a focus on softer shades and hues. Neutrals will still be very popular and will continue to evolve with a focus on warmer tones that provide a sense of comfort. Metallic finishes in the kitchen are also predicted to make a comeback in 2022. You can also expect to see a lot of colorful cabinets. Bright blues and greens will be popular choices.
Bold, statement lighting will continue to be popular in 2022, with a focus on interesting shapes and sizes. Smart light bulb are also gaining popularity for their convenience factor – turn lights on and off remotely or program them according to your schedule. LED lighting opens are also expected as this energy-efficient technology continues to grow in popularity. Natural light is also becoming more popular with larger windows and doors for outdoor access.
The kitchen is still the most important room in the house as far as home improvement projects go so we can expect to see a lot of exciting trends in this space over the next few years. Stainless steel is still the go-to choice for kitchen appliances, however black stainless steel is gaining ground as a popular alternative for its sleek look. French door fridges will continue to be popular along with induction ranges and built-in wall ovens. We can also expect homeowners to be buying appliances for specific purposes, such as a wine fridge or climate control drawers for fruits and vegetables. Smart appliances that can be controlled remotely are also gaining in popularity.
Materials and Finishes:
Practicality is still important. Homeowners want products that look great but can also stand up to everyday life. We expect an increasing demand for materials like quartz countertops and ceramic tile in kitchens and baths. We also expect to see a lot of natural materials and finishes in kitchens and baths such as woods like oak, walnut, and maple as well marble, granite, and quartz countertops. We will see more brushed and matte finishes in black, stainless, nickel, and pewter for 2022.
Voice-activated lighting and devices that control water temperature, entertainment and communication are among the top trends in this space. We will see some common design elements like larger shower heads that provide an overhead rainwater-like experience, but also offer massage capabilities such as pulsating jets at specific areas on your body from head to toe. Other options also include digital controls which allow users to adjust the water temperature and pressure without actually having to touch anything.
We can also expect to see a lot more high-tech gadgets in the kitchen too, like smart refrigerators with built-in cameras so you can check what’s inside from anywhere via your smartphone. We might even start seeing things like faucets controlled by voice command or ovens that automatically adjust their settings based on foods being cooked.
Homeowners are looking to connect with nature in their home and organic design elements to provide that connection. We expect to see more natural materials like wood, stone, and copper being used in kitchen and bath designs this coming year. Recycled glass, bamboo, cork, and wool are all becoming more popular choices as homeowners look for ways to reduce their environmental footprint.
Multi-functional spaces are trending in 2022 as homeowners look to create a more efficient living area. Kitchens are becoming a more open concept with islands that double as dining tables or homework stations. Home offices are being merged with kitchens and laundry rooms to save space. Even bedrooms are being designed with multi-purpose features like built-in closets that can also be used as storage for toys or games. We are also seeing an increase of popularity for the mudroom, which is perfect for those who want to keep their main living area clutter free. Multi-functional spaces allow homeowners to maximize their available square footage and create a more functional living environment.
We hope you found this article helpful in planning your next project. Please reach out to us with any countertop needs you may have on your next home improvement project.