What’s hot in kitchen design trends in 2022

Kitchen design in 2002 is evolving to encompass an inviting space that caters for a range of tasks. In 2022, our team at Craftsman Built are seeing an increasing emphasis on making the kitchen multi-functional, even more so than in the past. Craftsman Built custom made kitchens in Gold Coast transform your culinary dreams into reality, one handcrafted masterpiece at a time.

What is a multi-functional kitchen?

A multi-functional kitchen is a space that is usable for a range of functions – not just for preparing food. It involves clever approaches to design and layout. E.g., the inclusion of helpful gadgets and gizmos such as charging drawers and pop-up power points. It might include a homework station or working-from-home nook. As the kitchen extends into the family room / rumpus / alfresco area, design trends are including flexibility and adaptability with the inclusion of eat-in spaces and casual dining.

Kitchen design trend – embracing colour

Rather than sticking with a plain white or neutral kitchen because it feels “safe”, homeowners are thinking outside the square when it comes to colour palettes and colour schemes for their new kitchen. Strong colours such as navy and teal are among the trends in 2022 but we are also seeing blends and tones becoming increasingly popular. Veri Peri, the 2022 Pantone colour of the year, is an appealing choice. It is a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone.

Kitchen design trend – mix and match

Continual research in the field of benchtops, splashbacks, cabinet manufacture and hardware design means we have an evolving choice of colours, styles, patterns, textures and finishes to choose from. We are seeing more acceptance of patterns and textures with many people mixing and matching with an exciting array of surface materials – both vertical and horizontal.

Kitchen design trend – light timber

Light wood tones look amazing in both traditional and contemporary kitchens. Whether your kitchen features jarrah, oak, recycled wood or timber-look laminates, timber kitchens are also functional, durable and ageless.

Kitchen design trend – the industrial look

Concrete, steel and tiles are typically used in industrial kitchen renovations. The industrial look can be softened by incorporating timber. For example, hardwood floors lend a touch of elegance to the overall kitchen design.

Kitchen design trend – the coastal look

Open shelving can give your new kitchen a light and airy feel – perfect for a coastal kitchen. Keep it simple with a modern, minimalist vibe. Choose blue-grey cabinets and a pearl or white splashback. Don’t be afraid to play with light and dark shades. White bistro bench chairs or French bistro bench chairs look great in a coastal kitchen. Consider fish scale tiles – also referred to as scallop tiles – to complete the relaxed coastal look. Splashbacks in sea-glass blues, greens and gold will give your kitchen a sophisticated vibe teamed with rattan pendant lights and palm décor. Navy cabinets look great in coastal kitchens. Our team at Craftsman Built recommend going with navy cabinets for your kitchen only if it is well lit by plenty of windows as dark cabinets can give your space a heavy feel.

Kitchen design trend – the Scandi aesthetic

Scandi kitchens are all about style, the absence of clutter and the cool colours of the Scandinavian landscape. Incorporating timber results in a beautiful marriage of nature and modern practicality.

Kitchen design trend – Butler’s Pantry

A Butler’s pantry provides a space to prepare food without cluttering the main kitchen and, for convenience sake, ensure an easier clean-up. Find out more about Butler’s pantries here.

DIY flatpack or custom cabinets for the kitchen: what’s better?

When considering DIY or custom cabinets for your new kitchen, there are many factors to consider. Flatpack cabinetry might be cheaper to buy initially but you need to consider whether it is cost effective in the long term. Click here to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of DIY v custom cabinetry.

Discover the best custom cabinetry solutions on the Gold Coast at Craftsman Built

Our team at Craftsman Built produce kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinetry and joinery solutions of the highest quality. From the initial design process, through to manufacture and installation, Ashley and his team will guide you through the entire process, minus the stress. Elevate your home’s aesthetic with a custom made kitchen from Gold Coast’s finest artisans, Craftsman Built.

Are you renovating or building? Does your kitchen, bathroom or laundry need an update? If you live on the Gold Coast and are considering renovating your space, Craftsman Built has all the expertise, professional knowledge and design tips to inspire you. Browse our gallery here or give Ashley a call on 0413 028 331 to arrange a free onsite consultation. You can also fill out a quote form here.