With the new year underway, many of us will be considering investing in a new kitchen in the coming months. After the stresses and strains of the last few years, 2022 is predicted to be a time for home improvements. And where better to start than the kitchen? Whether you’re thinking of planning a whole new scheme from scratch or you simply want a few fresh updates, here are the kitchen trends for 2022 to look out for…
NATURE’S BLUES AND GREENS
Bringing a sense of the outside in is a wonderful way of creating a calming atmosphere within the home. While last year saw a surge in earthy tones, 2022 is all about colours that reflect nature. Think fresh blues and greens that bring to mind windy walks by the sea, a big bold sky and a sense of optimism, hope and new horizons. By choosing these natural colours for your cabinets, it’s easy to add a range cooker in a bold black or slate finish and team with a sleek grey or graphite sink for contrast.
POPS OF PINK
When you want to add a splash or hint of colour, think pink. A soft rose or blush tone was big in bathrooms last year so it’s only natural that it’s now moving into our kitchens too. You don’t have to go all-out with wall-to-wall pink. Instead, use it on an island unit or one row of base or wall cabinets and pair with a complementary colour or contrasting shade for added impact. Complete the look with a bold black range cooker with matching extractor hood for a stunning focal point. Matt
finishes are also continuing to grow in popularity this year across all cabinet colour palettes. Look for texture and visible woodgrain for warmth and character, ideal for period homes and classic decors.
STATEMENT SINKS AND TAPS
Along with your cabinetry and appliances, sinks and taps are also a great way to add your own personal touch. Rangemaster has a fantastic choice in all the latest finishes and styles. Choose brushed brass, brushed copper or matt black for a contemporary feel or chrome or graphite for a traditional look. You can also create interest with the shape of your tap with Conical, Quadrant and Aquatrend designs to suit all sinks. Sink-wise there are plenty of stunning options to choose from such as Spectra metallic PVD stainless steel collection, which comes in copper, gold and graphite.
SUSTAINABILITY AND ECO FEATURES
Now more than ever before, we are striving to make our homes more environmentally friendly. Not only is this kinder on our planet but saving energy and water also cuts down on the bills, too. At a time when energy prices are on the rise, this makes choosing induction cooking a wise investment. Induction hobs are extremely energy efficient as well as being safer for families with young children or those who have older relatives living with them, as it’s the pan that heats up and not the hob. This also reduces burnt-on spills, making the surface easy to clean with a quick wipe.
Ultra-quiet appliances have always been a bonus in open-plan kitchen-diners. But now that many more of us are working from home – and specifically in the kitchen - it’s more important than ever to choose appliances that won’t interrupt those Zoom calls or Teams meetings. With low decibel ratings you can pop a wash on and set the dishwasher without worrying about noise disturbing your video chat.
MODERN SHAKER STYLE
Many of us are craving comfort right now and a modern take on the classic Shaker style kitchen is a nod to nostalgia that suits all spaces. You can team it with a Rangemaster range cooker to complement the traditional charm and choose a contemporary grey palette for cabinets with plenty of dark timber accents to enhance a modern feel. Finish with brushed metallic handles and knobs and open shelving to display favourite ceramics and glassware.
Whether it’s the real thing or a quartz or laminate lookalike, marble worksurfaces and splashbacks are a huge trend for 2022. Cool whites with grey and black veining bring a luxurious look to kitchens and these appear stunning teamed with a fresh white range cooker with matching extractor hood. The cooker takes centre stage and stands out as a feature within a contrasting palette of white and green.