2022 Home and Kitchen Design Colour Trends to Watch
One of the most welcome kitchen design trends we’ve seen in the last 18 months is the embrace of colour. As we’ve spent more time at home, it’s no surprise that we’ve begun to crave a brighter palette to bring us joy.
This shows no sign of slowing down as we head into 2022, with colour continuing to play a vital role in shaping the design trends we’ll be seeing everywhere over the next 12 months.
Taking our cues from international trend forecasters WGSN, here are the on-trend colours to consider for your home renovation in 2022.
A nod to all things warm and welcoming, this new neutral provides a cosy backdrop without competing for attention.
With warm undertones, buttercream is a softer alternative to whites or true creams. Depending on how much yellow pulls through, the colour can work with both traditional and more contemporary design styles.
Perfect for rooms that enjoy a lot of natural light, pair this colour with plush fabrics and gold finishes for a luxury feel. Alternatively, use in spaces with grey or cooler tones to balance the room without using too much colour.
A nod to our need to feel grounded, the use of brown in kitchen design has been on the increase and is likely to become even more popular in 2022.
Pairing well with natural textures, brown complements wood grain joinery and is a surprisingly versatile colour.
Play with the depth and undertone of your brown to create different atmospheres in the room.
While not necessarily a new colour trend, emerald green and sapphire blue don’t appear to be going anywhere in 2022.
A popular choice for colour lovers who don’t want their home to feel too bright, jewel tones offer depth, dimension and drama.
If the idea of painting a whole room or even a wall in such a strong hue seems a bit much, opt for a statement piece of furniture or artwork instead.
While the thought of orange decor might seem too overwhelming to pull off, the right shade of this colour can bring some much-needed brightness and joy into your interior palette.
Dark orange in a velvet finish is a modern nod to the 70s, while pastel shades feel more contemporary.
Orange accessories can also add a splash of colour into a space without becoming the main hue. Pillows, vases and lamps can make for great orange accents in rooms with another main colour, like blue, or a neutral palette.
We’ve officially left the era of matte-black-everything, and gold is the new finish for 2022.
While tapware and door hardware are the obvious ways to incorporate gold into your kitchen design, look beyond these elements to mirrors, servingware, light fixtures, cutlery and homewares to add pops of gold into a room.
For an extra touch of luxe, a bar cart or shelving unit in a gold finish is equal parts functional and stylish.
While pink might not be the first colour you think of when it comes to a modern interior palette, we promise this colour is more versatile than it seems at first glance.
From salmon tones to grapefruit hues, pink doesn’t always have to play feminine and can be warmed up or cooled down depending on what you pair it with.