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Our Kitchen Design Trend Predictions For 2022

Our Kitchen Design Trend Predictions For 2022

The pandemic has certainly changed the way we live, and the kitchen really did become the heart of the home for many households in the UK. As we enter a brand new year, our design team are sharing their predictions for what 2022 has in store for kitchen design...

Burlanes Wellsdown Kitchen ©Sarah London Photographer.

1. The farmhouse kitchen
Bringing that slow-living, countryside feel to your home is back with the classic farmhouse, shaker kitchen. Burlanes Sevenoaks Designer Martin says "now more than ever we are craving that warm, cosy home, filled with memories. The classic farmhouse kitchen is one we all dream of, with an AGA heating the house, a large kitchen island to gather round, and a laid-back, lived in vibe."

Burlanes Wellsdown Kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

2. The sustainable kitchen
Sustainability is at the forefront of all our minds, and as we head into a new year, homeowners are adopting new sustainable practices to do their bit. A handmade, in-frame kitchen is classic, timeless and built to last, and a Burlanes kitchen is made-to-measure using techniques and machinery to ensure minimal waste, and handpainted in water based, environmentally friendly paint. Sustainability is a huge part of our company ethos, and we are so pleased our clients are making conscious efforts too.

Burlanes Hoyden Kitchen. ©John Starnes Photography.

3. Two-tone kitchens
"Whether it is to subtly zone a space and separate the main run from the island, or to create a high-contrast visual drama, a two-tone kitchen will be very on trend this year." says Helen, Burlanes Chelmsford's Designer.

Mixing shades of the same colour, or contrasting colours completely will give a very different feel. And like all our kitchens, they can be painted time and time again in years to come should you change your mind.

Burlanes Hoyden Kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

4. Storage solutions and open shelving
2022 will embrace the true 'lived in home', and open shelving is the perfect way to achieve the look, as well as providing additional storage space. Opt for a mixture of clever storage solutions such as a larder for your dried goods, and pan drawers either side of your range, and an area for open-shelving to display your favourite crockery. 

Burlanes Hoyden Kitchen. ©Sarah London Photographer.

5. Natural light
"Expansive windows along the main run of the cabinetry or skylights over the island or seating area will be a huge trend this year." says Lucy, Burlanes' Creative Marketing Manager.

Natural light is the best kind of light, and opening up the space to allow as much light flood the room as possible will highlight the different tones and textures used throughout the space.

Burlanes Wellsdown Kitchen ©Sarah London Photographer.

6. Wallpaper
A new generation of kitchen wallpaper and wall murals are taking the interiors world by a storm, and are a great way of adding a pop of colour and excitement to your new kitchen!

Burlanes Decolane Kitchen ©Sarah London Photographer.

7. Heritage colours
Given how many paint companies deemed shades of green as their colour of the year, heritage colours (such as green!) are set to be a huge trend for 2022. Danny Wood, Managing Director of Burlanes says "green is everywhere, and so it should be! Such a diverse shade that works in most colour palettes, the heritage colours are really making a statement in the kitchen industry, and a reflection of bringing the outdoors in."

Embarking on a kitchen renovation can be a daunting prospect; there is so much to think about and plan. Working with an experienced kitchen designer will make the process simple and enjoyable, so please do get in touch for a chat about your ideas. 

We work with clients all over Kent, Essex, London, Sussex, Surrey and Hertfordshire, and our design consultations are free of charge.

Burlanes Chelmsford - 01245 352 557
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