Kitchen Design Trend Predictions for 2022

By February 16, 2022 No Comments

Here at Modern Kitchens, we like to keep on the cutting edge of kitchen trends and fashions – and not just when they apply to the quality worktops and surfaces that are our trademark. If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen in 2022, it’s worth knowing what’s hot and what’s not.

These are some of the trends you can expect to see in kitchen design this year:

Stone Worktops

Now this is something we know all about! Natural stone has always been popular in any modern kitchen, and it’s not hard to see why. Resilient, hard-wearing, easy-to-clean, and stunning to look at, natural stone is a must-have. There are so many options, including granite, limestone, quartz, marble, and more. Of these, marble is going to be the big trend for 2022, as its lighter colouring and attractive natural veining make it the perfect focal point for any new or replacement kitchen.

Metallic Embellishments

We’ve already discussed the popularity of natural stone worktops and that leads us neatly onto work unit edges, cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and hardware. Accenting marble, granite, and quartz kitchen units with metal edgings and facings is going to be a trademark style in 2022. It provides an arresting juxtaposition between the natural and the mechanical that is hard to resist, resulting in a truly contemporary aesthetic.


Traditionally, using wallpaper in the kitchen has been a bad idea. With all the cooking, washing up, and hot drinks that take place in there every day, kitchens are prone to humidity, which isn’t a good environment for wallpaper. Recent innovations, however, have seen the introduction of wallpaper specially-designed for kitchen use. Heavier than regular wallpaper and treated with a condensation-resistant, waterproof coating, it’s proving popular among people who want more than just tiles or paints adorning their kitchen walls.



A key design trend in recent years – not just in the kitchen – is maximising the available space by adopting a minimalist approach. This doesn’t mean you have to skimp on appliances, work units, or other fixtures and fittings. Straight lines and sleek surfaces help create the illusion of more space, no matter how large or small your kitchen is.

Statement Lighting

Lighting in the kitchen used to be wholly practical, allowing you to see what you’re doing when preparing a meal. Nowadays, while function remains king, many homeowners are using statement kitchen lighting to add their own personal style to the room. Whether you want mirrored light shades, adjustable spotlights, art-deco statement pieces, or anything else, now is the time to try something different in terms of lighting up the room.

If you’re changing your kitchen in 2022, there’s no better place to start than with Modern Worktops. Contact us today on 01992 721802 to discuss your worktop requirements and our team will be happy to provide you with a free, no obligation quote.