It’s fair to say that we’ve all been looking forward to Spring since the moment we packed our Christmas decorations away. The clocks have gone forward and finally, the change in seasons is beginning to be felt. With the promise of Spring in the air, we’re looking at the SS22 kitchen interior trends set to be big over the next few months.
Sustainability is driving pretty much every market out there at the moment. Consumer demand for more responsible products continues to grow. Today, sustainable living has never been more important. When it comes to kitchen design, consumers want to know the full life cycle of a product and material; where it came from, the carbon footprint of its manufacture and its recycling capabilities.
Ever heard of ‘biophilia’? This refers to the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. The biophilia trend is set to be one of the biggest in 2022. With that in mind, we expect to see plenty of organic and reclaimed materials in kitchen worktops, cabinetry, furniture and appliances throughout this season.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest interior trends taking centre stage this season is the rustic farmhouse style. The last few years in lockdown have driven many people out of big cities and into the rural countryside to enjoy rolling hills and fresh air. This put country-inspired homes and interiors well and truly on the map, prompting the emergence of ‘cottagecore’, a social media movement based around the idea of living a simple rural lifestyle.
Even for those who didn’t relocate, recreating a little slice of country cottage charm in modern properties has become a big 2022 trend. Blending brickwork and rustic woods with modern appliances, metallic accents and high-shine luxurious stone worktops make for a modern twist on a timeless classic.
When it comes to kitchen countertops, veined designs are having their moment. At Bellagio Stone, nine out of ten of our most popular styles are all veined materials. Veined countertops are grand and luxurious, immediately elevating any kitchen and ‘wowing’ your guests.
We love veined designs because, despite their dramatic effect, they still look natural. After all, stone is meant to be textured with ‘natural variations’. Their versatility means that they will look perfect alongside almost any kitchen style. We love them the most when contrasted against dark cabinetry and matching splashback.
Naturally, with veining being so popular, marble is set to be the countertop material of choice for many kitchens. Although marble has been big for some time, we’re seeing a move towards richer and more dramatic marble styles, with unique veining and flecks of golds, pinks and dark greys.
It’s important to note that real marble is a delicate material and requires a little more care in your home. It’s less durable than quartz surfaces and is sensitive to acids, so regular cleaning is a must. If you care correctly for this luxurious material, you’ll enjoy stunning kitchen countertops that will look the part for years to come.
When it comes to kitchen storage, do you go for open shelving or closed cabinets? Perhaps you want something in between. Our next trend is just that.
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Mesh cabinetry gives a cool edge to any kitchen, offering a sneak peek inside your cupboards without giving too much away. Their peek-a-boo effect opens up a space and draws the eye upwards. From industrial metal grates to rustic chicken wire, mesh cabinets can be personalised to your kitchen’s style.
The colour of the season – blue
Dulux’s colour of 2022 is ‘Bright Skies’, a light, fresh and airy blue that breathes new life into any space. Echoing summer skies and the ocean, incorporating this colour into your kitchen promises to fill your space with peace and tranquillity – something we’re all striving for in 2022.
Blue has been big in kitchen interiors for the last few years, but deep dark navy shades have always taken the top spot. This season, however, we’re seeing a move towards the more earthy blue tones and pastels. Pair with whites and creams for a cool and calm feel or set it off against pops of gold and black to give it a more playful look.
Is your kitchen due a redesign in SS22? Inspired by our top SS22 kitchen interior trends of the season? At Bellagio Stone, we can help you choose the perfect quality stone for your new kitchen countertops to complement any home.
Contact our team today to start creating your bespoke stone surface.