Kitchen designs change with trends in everything from appliances to paint and decor. However, these kitchen cabinet ideas are adaptable and classic. The best kitchen design trends can be a minefield of concepts and layouts. In order to determine which kitchen trends will be popular in 2022, we spoke with trend analysts.

There are many trendy looks and cutting-edge appliances to choose from thanks to the emergence of hip new kitchen brands, an abundance of creative design concepts, and clever modifications of traditional appliance designs on display in kitchen showrooms across the nation.


According to Oliver Webb, director of stone specialist Cullifords, “there is a definite trend towards more impactful surface choices and we’re seeing demand soar for nature-inspired shades.”

There is an enormous variety of exotic kitchen designs to be discovered, ranging from Indian marble to Brazilian granite and even onyx. Cullifords is responsible for the stunning bottle green, khaki, and fresh lime colors are seen here.

Modern luxury kitchen designs have gone bold, with rich monochromatic hues that aren’t afraid to stand out. Lacquered, jewel-toned cabinets and black marble are both examples of this luxury style, as is the shift away from stainless steel and toward colored appliances that blend in with the surroundings.

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When it comes to bar stools, bespoke maker Jack Trench sees a trend toward more intimate kitchen perching.

‘This could be a single or two-stool perching point, or just a smaller breakfast bar,’ says director Jack Trench (opens in new tab). ‘The trend stems from people who have kitchen-diners and realize they don’t always need extensive breakfast bars in addition to a table.’ They do, however, want to seat near the kitchen’s center. This is where the kitchen perch shines; casual seating for a quick coffee or email check.’


As part of the kitchen design trend toward less ‘kitchen-y’ cooking spaces, classical wood kitchen cabinet ideas are making a move into the kitchen. ‘Traditional timbers are being embraced in new and unexpected ways,’ says Katie Glaister of K&H Design(opens in new tab). 

‘For example, framing a beautifully book-matched kitchen island in burr walnut with aged brass accents recreates the look of an antique bureau but, elevated on legs, it feels less cumbersome and more modern.’

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Natural woodgrain is really popular. The wood grain lends a soft and warm vibe to the space, making the modest kitchen feel welcoming. Clearly, the kitchen is a place where joy and love can be found. Furthermore, the extension table is a lovely spot to share a meal with someone you care about.

Clean Yet Vibrant

While an all-white kitchen is a popular modern design choice, it can become monotonous and stale. A pop of color may break up the monotony of white and breathe new life into your kitchen. Bright accents and lively decors, such as serving ware, vases, flowers, and chairs, will add some much-needed zing.

You don’t have to limit yourself to just one burst of color; try pairing two accent colors that complement each other, such as blue and orange, yellow and green, or pastel pink and mint green.

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Blue Cabinets as a New Neutral

Blue is a perennially popular paint color, and kitchen cabinets are no exception. Subtle shades of blue, which can be found all over nature, are quickly becoming the new neutral. Combine dusty blue cabinets with natural wood accents and industrial materials for a no-fail look.

Blue kitchen cabinetry should complement the other surfaces and accent colors in your space, as well as reflect the kitchen’s overall style. Here are a few kitchens that beautifully showcase blue cabinets in varying shades alongside a thoughtful selection of materials. Try these timeless ideas for a kitchen you’ll love for years to come.

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Mix-and-Match kitchen cabinet

Try a two-tone look with different colors for upper and base cabinets for a modern twist on traditional cabinetry. This kitchen elevates the look by combining Shaker-style base cabinets with raised-trim upper cabinets. The warm gray color is carried through to the kitchen’s patterned tile floor.

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Future kitchen design trends are all about dispelling any notions of a show home, and incorporating some antique or vintage furniture into a kitchen immediately creates a warm, lived-in home environment.

A scrubbed kitchen table or dresser is the obvious choice for a traditional look in farmhouse kitchen furniture. Antique pieces will add character to a new space because they are timeless, durable, and often inexpensive to find at vintage fairs.

Ben Pentreath’s design was a modern take on a Welsh farmhouse kitchen. Simple joinery, such as a large larder cupboard and open shelves, works in tandem with a butler’s sink, Delft tiles, period-style lighting, and antique furniture to create a timeless feel that complements the house’s architectural style.

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Luxury: Sleek and Chic

A sleek and sophisticated design can make your kitchen appear larger and more opulent. This look can be achieved by combining textured pendant lights, for example, with timber benchtops and exposed beams. White-washed or grey brick walls, as well as white and chrome cabinetry, add texture and color contrast.

If you want to give your kitchen design a subtle edge, try replacing your hardwood paneled floor and tiles with polished concrete—the right blend of roughness and refinement. You may take it a step further by replacing regular light fittings with sculptural lighting alternatives.

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A kitchen design should be a Simple, cozy, and practical place that will help you make the most of the space. It’s a trend, a very nice trend, especially after the movement that the blog The Minimalists created almost 10 years ago, as well as the influence of the many minimalism bloggers and YouTubers.

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When it comes to kitchen design, there are many different types. But if you’re looking for something simple and elegant, a minimalist design might be perfect for you. Here are some great ideas to give your minimalist kitchen the best possible layout:

  • The first thing you need is an island that can serve as a prep space or bar.
  • The kitchen should have a dining surface that faces the living room.
  • Order your cabinets in groups of 3 or 4 so you can move them around easily and install them with ease
  • Use glass in the backsplash to draw light into the space.
  • The first thing you need is an island that can serve as a prep space or bar.
  • Next, you’ll probably want to make the most of the space in your kitchen by opting for a U-shaped countertop.
  • Try adding some pendant lights above the island.
  • Take good advantage of natural light from windows by designing glass cabinets and shelving systems.
  • Choose sleek, modern furniture that is simple, such as stools with no backs or chairs with arms.
  • Finally, be sure to take a few minutes to think about storage solutions.


When we talk about kitchen cabinets, we’re talking about the center point of the room. Because cabinets encompass about 35 to 40 percent of the real estate in a typical kitchen, the cabinet style you choose must match your ideal kitchen. Unfortunately, deciding on a cabinet style can be difficult, especially with so many possibilities on the market.

As contractors, we believe it is our responsibility to assist homeowners in getting started on the proper foot so they can make the best decision. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular cabinet styles, including a handful of traditional options that would be ideal for any kitchen remodel.