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Best Kitchen Trends of This Year

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November 27, 2022
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Kallista Design

With kitchen design trends constantly changing, it can be daunting to know which elements are worth investing in and which will be out of style before you know it.  

We've rounded up the latest kitchen trends—along with some timeless trends that will never go out of style—to help inspire you when you begin planning a kitchen renovation or redesign.

Statement Faucets

image of a high-arc kitchen faucet in chrome in the middle, small faucet on the left, and soap dispenser on the right
Credit: @pcb.atx Featured Product: Juxtapose™ Semi-Professional Faucet

Luxury kitchen faucets can be the finishing touch that makes or breaks your design. Choose a Polished Chrome finish for your faucets to brilliantly capture reflections of the surrounding environment.

Stainless Steel Sinks

kitchen sink area with emerald green tile backsplash, matte black bar faucet, and apron front stainless steel sink countertop is patterned marble
Featured Product: Bacifiore® 24” Apron Front Butler Sink

Luxury kitchen sinks made of stainless steel are not only extremely durable, but they make excellent statement pieces, especially with a bold apron front.

Minimalistic Kitchen Trends

kitchen with gray cabinets and white countertops. a stairway on the right leads up to a door upstairs
Credit: @pcb.atx @garwood_architecture @kodymelton Featured Product: Juxtapose™ Semi-Professional Faucet  

This modern design uses sleek lines and a minimalistic approach to create a stylish and functional kitchen.

Open Shelving

kitchen with wood cabinets, wood shiplap ceiling, white countertops, and white brick backsplash
Credit: @orestudios Featured Product: One™ Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

Open shelving juxtaposed with closed cabinetry is a trend that has been gaining popularity in recent years.

Functional & Simple Vented Hoods

kitchen with white walls, white countertops, gray wood cabinets, and polished chrome faucet
Credit: @pcb.atx Featured Product: Juxtapose™ Semi-Professional Faucet

This minimalistic design is accentuated by the stainless-steel gas stove and hooded range. Sleek and polished luxury kitchen fixtures complement the monochrome palette.

Farmhouse Sinks

white kitchen with stainless steel apron-front sink and chrome faucet
Credit: @amandalodgedesign Featured Product: One™ Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

A farmhouse sink is a timeless design element that adds function and style to your kitchen.

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Black Trim Kitchen Design Trend

kitchen countertop area with white counter, chrome faucet, and windows on the left
Credit: @rayboothdesign Featured Product: One™ Bar Faucet

While all-white kitchens have been popular for years, black is making a comeback in kitchen paint trends, especially when used for trim.

Modern Lighting Fixtures

white kitchen with four pendant lights hanging from the ceiling
Credit: @jvdm  

Modern lighting fixtures, like these tubular pendants, can elevate a decorative kitchen design.

Black Cabinetry

kitchen with white walls, black cabinets, and gray countertops

Black cabinets make a statement and pair well with both light and dark countertops.

Open Lighting

white kitchen with grey subway tile backsplash and three orb lights hanging from the ceiling
Credit: @markmccammon

Not only does open lighting give your kitchen a more stylish look, but it can also help create a more inviting and inviting atmosphere.

Colors & Patterns

kitchen with white cabinets, colorful mosaic backsplash, and two chairs at the counter
Credit: @max-artbovich

Experiment with contrasting colors and patterns for an eye-catching result.

Golden Touch

white kitchen with gold accents
Credit: @max-artbovich

Gold accents and luxury kitchen hardware can add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.

Dark, Sleek Lines

cropped image of a kitchen with dark gray cabinets, wood dining table, and gray chairs
Credit: @max-artbovich

Long, sleek lines are popular in modern interiors, especially when paired with a dark color scheme.

Bold Lighting Fixtures

white kitchen with gray cabinets and three lamp-like lights hanging from the ceiling
Credit: @max-artbovich

This image features a minimalistic design highlighting bold lighting fixtures and simple, clean lines within the cabinetry.

Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Design Trend

wood kitchen with white walls and white floor
Credit: @max-artbovich

Mid-century modern style kitchens are becoming more popular, offering a nostalgic yet trendy result.

Vintage-Inspired Designs

kitchen with wood abinets and a round dining table next to a window

Some homeowners are going all-in on nostalgia by installing vintage-inspired designs.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

kitchen with dark wood cabintes and countertop with four gray chairs around the countertop
Credit: @max-artbovich

Lighted cabinets are a popular kitchen trend this year that can help create intrigue and add a touch of luxury to your space.

Houseplants as Kitchen Décor

kitchen with white walls, an cabinets, gold slender lights, and a potted plant on the dining table
Credit: @max-artbovich

Tropical plants, succulents, and flowers are great ways to breathe some life into your kitchen. If your interior consists of neutral colors, plants add an engaging pop of color.

All-White Kitchens

white kitchen with gray cabinets
Credit: @max-artbovich

White kitchens are surging in popularity thanks to their clean look and versatility.

Black Marble Kitchen Design Trend

white kitchen with black nero marquina marble backsplash
Credit: @max-artbovich

Marble countertops and backsplashes provide timeless elegance to interior designs. This kitchen utilizes Nero Marquina marble, with deep black shading and lightning-like streaks of white.

Kitchen Islands

white kitchen with an island in the middle and a chandelier hanging from the ceiling
Credit: @max-artbovich

If you like to entertain, then an island is a must-have. A large island equipped with a sink allows plenty of room for prepping food and drinks.

Statement Light Fixtures

kitchen with blck cabinets and a dining table with tan chairs
Credit: @max-artbovich

A statement light fixture is a great way to add personality to your kitchen or dining area, providing functional illumination while serving as a major focal point.

Boldly Dark Color Schemes

kitchen with dark gray walls and cabinets, with three plush green chairs at the countertop
Credit: @max-artbovich

Dark kitchens are perfect for those who want to create a sophisticated and elegant look. Pair emerald or maroon accents with dark grey for a chic splash of color.

Extended Kitchen Workspace

wooden home office near the kitchen
Credit: @max-artbovich

Kitchen offices are becoming more popular as more people work from home.  

Earthy Wood Tones

wood and white kitchen
Credit: @max-artbovich

Wood trends are all about mixing and matching different tones and textures to create a unique and stylish look.

Decorations & Storage

brown kitchen with plants on shelves

Multi-purpose kitchens are becoming more common. Consider open shelving to display plants, books, or art.

Bar Seating

white and black kitchen with two emerald green chairs
Credit: @max-artbovich

Bar stool setups like this one are perfect for entertaining in kitchens as they provide extra seating without taking up too much space.

Pastel & Neutral Tones

brown kitchen with pink chairs at the dining table
Credit: @max-artbovich

Pastel colors have recently made a big comeback in kitchen designs, and we love how this interior pairs them with other subtle tones.

Maximizing Small Kitchens

white kitchen with wood floor
Credit: @max-artbovich

Small kitchen trends are seeing a rise in more minimalistic designs, along with space-saving furniture.

Cohesive Wood Surfaces

white kitchen with wood cabinets and wood table with white chairs
Credit: @max-artbovich

Coordinated wood cabinets and floors create a warm and inviting cooking and dining area.

Two-Toned Cabinetry

kitchen with white walls, tan cabinets and a wood floor
Credit: @max-artbovich

Cabinets with two contrasting colors can add visual interest to your space.

Hidden Appliances

brown kitchen with white chairs
Credit: @max-artbovich

This kitchen features a pull-down shade that can hide away appliances when not in use—a space-saving kitchen trend that is both functional and stylish.

Royal-Inspired Designs

brown kitchen with wood cabinets and white ceiling
Credit: @max-artbovich

Grandiose kitchen trends such as eye-catching cabinetry and royal colors are sure to make a big impact in your home.

Going Green

white kitchen with plant decorations
Credit: @max-artbovich

In-kitchen planters and herb gardens continue to be a popular kitchen trend that can add self-grown function and beauty to your space.

Designer Hoods

dark blue kitchen with bronze cabinets
Credit: @max-artbovich

Artfully designed vented hoods can be both beautiful and functional, keeping your kitchen properly ventilated.

Entertainment Areas

white kitchen with wood cabinets

Ovens and stoves directly built into a kitchen island are becoming increasingly popular, as they help save space and can be a great entertaining space in the kitchen. Add bar stools to encourage snacking and good conversation among your guests.

Cushioned Seating  

white kitchen with black island and two gray chairs

While it’s common to find kitchen chairs or stools made out of wood or plastic, cushioned seating is increasingly popular as a more comfortable place to sit and enjoy a meal.

Tigerwood Kitchen Floor Trend

brown kitchen with tigerwood floor

Tigerwood flooring is a great way to add warmth and character to your kitchen.

Classic Subway Tiles

kitchen with white subway tiles
Credit: @polina-kovaleva

Subway tiling is a classic kitchen trend that can be used in several ways, from backsplashes to accent walls.

Butcher Blocks On Display

white bathroom with wood cutting board on the countertop
Credit: @rachel-claire

Integrated butcher blocks are a trend that's here to stay, and for a good reason—they're both functional and attractive enough to display on your countertop.

Highlighting Cookbooks

white kitchen with cookbook on the shelves
Credit: @rachel-claire

Putting your cookbooks on display is a great kitchen trend that adds a sense of personal character.

Functional Utensil Storage

white kitchen with utensils in glass containers
Credit: @sarah-chai

Displaying your luxury kitchen accessories and tools in an attractive way is both stylish and practical.

No matter your personal style, there's sure to be a kitchen trend that speaks to you. Whether you're planning a complete renovation or just looking for some inspiration, explore the latest kitchen trends before you begin your project. With so many options to choose from, it's easier than ever to create the kitchen of your dreams.

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