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22 February 2022

Colourful Kitchens: 4 Trending Shades and Ideas for 2022

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Over the past couple of years, with everyone spending a lot more time at home, kitchens have become more important than ever to family life. No longer just a functional place to prepare food and cups of tea, the kitchen now doubles as a family hang-out, a home-schooling zone, a crafting studio, a makeshift office and a place to enjoy Zoom catch-ups with friends and relatives.

In 2022, interior decorating and kitchen design trends will be reflecting this newfound importance, with the goal being to create a more appealing and calming feel in your kitchen. These latest kitchen trends will include vibrant new hues to help you create a colourful kitchen where you and your loved ones can relax and unwind in both comfort and style.

But don’t worry – there’s no need to rip out your entire kitchen and install a brand new one in order to stay bang on-trend. There are plenty of simple and effective ways to introduce new shades into both neutral and colourful kitchens.

Not sure where to start? Here at furniture.co.uk, we’ve come up with a helpful round-up of the 4 top trending colours for kitchens in 2022 and a couple of other ideas to spark your imagination. We’ll also provide plenty of useful tips for introducing these colours without replacing your kitchen.

So, whether you’re looking for kitchen wall colour ideas or the perfect kitchen cupboard colours to stay fashionable this year, we have all the answers! Read on to learn more.

The latest kitchen colours to watch in 2022

1.    Green

This year, interior design trends are taking a lot of inspiration from the great outdoors, using various natural hues to create a feeling of tranquillity and calm. As a result, different shades of green will be highly popular this year, particularly more subtle colours such as coriander, olive and mint.

Painting your kitchen walls a muted botanical green, or introducing items of green kitchen furniture to refresh your décor, will soon make you feel more relaxed as you cook dinner, bake cookies with the kids, or open a bottle of wine for a cosy night in.

Sage green

Painting your cupboards a soft but uplifting shade of sage green is a great way to introduce the freshness and beauty of the outdoors into your home. Thanks to its calming effect, a sage green kitchen will also help create a soothing atmosphere that will make your family feel right at home.

If you don’t feel like painting, we have a variety of furnishings available in this gentle hue. For example, this kitchen sideboard cabinet which can be used as storage as well as for displaying decorative pieces and mementoes. We also have whole furniture sets in this shade, including sage green dining tables, sage green dining benches and sage green kitchen chairs.

Dark green

If you’d like to go a bit bolder with your colourful kitchen while staying right on trend, paint your kitchen cupboards a dark green or purchase some striking pieces of richly coloured green furniture.

This Georgian-inspired bottle green display cabinet and dresser is both eye-catching and practical and effectively soothes with its deep and lustrous colour. This shade of green is a dramatic hue that will make you feel like you are preparing your meals in the midst of a fairy tale woodland. What’s not to love?

2.    White

White has always been a popular colour for kitchen walls and surfaces, but in 2022 this stalwart is being given a bit of a twist. Sleek and glossy white surfaces are no longer in vogue. This year it’s all about introducing intriguing textures and shades that resemble those you might find in nature. For a simple way to introduce this trend, repaint your kitchen walls a matte shade of white or consider installing natural stone or marble backsplashes. 

You can also opt for some simple but stunning items of white furniture, such as this white corner display cabinet. Perfect for storing glassware and pretty cups and plates, this cabinet features a durable matte finish, acacia wood plinth and elegant Georgian feet. Combined, this piece effortlessly blends the traditional and the modern to create a design that will suit all styles of décor.

Alternatively, you may prefer a white sideboard from our elegant Florence range. This ornate piece of furniture with vintage elements was inspired by Baroque architecture. It is made from solid pine and features a sleek brushed acacia wood top which is scratch-proof to keep it safe from any unsightly marks. This sideboard also provides cupboard storage, making it a great place to store kitchen essentials such as plates and bowls, while using the top to display treasured items.  

3.    Blue

If you lean towards deeper and darker shades in your home, then you may want to consider transforming your kitchen into a navy blue haven. More and more people are favouring richer shades for their homes in 2022 and navy is one of the most popular. If you’re confident enough to introduce this bold palette to create a colourful kitchen, you may be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Worried about navy being a little too dark? Set it off with paler kitchen cabinets and accessories. Or, if you’ve decided on navy walls or cupboards, this stunning navy breakfast bar with shelves will complement your décor perfectly,

Sturdy, durable and practical, this breakfast bar offers plenty of storage space and features a limed acacia hardwood top which is both heat and stain resistant – not to mention naturally antibacterial. Bar stools in the same colour can be purchased separately to complete the look. This will also help to create a cosy space for you and your loved ones to enjoy your breakfast or perhaps a crafting or baking session.

Prefer a kitchen table to a breakfast bar? How about this spacious navy extending table, which can be expanded to include extra guests on special occasions. The environmentally friendly hardwood top has been treated with an oil guard, while the legs are protected against knocks with a matte lacquer. Matching navy blue dining chairs are available to complete the set, as well as display cabinets, dressers and sideboards. Discover more navy blue furniture perks and ideas on our blog.

4.    Grey

Grey is a versatile shade that has never gone out of style, and that definitely won’t change in 2022. In fact, shades of grey fit perfectly with two current trends – minimalism and taking inspiration from the natural world to generate a soothing and relaxing ambience.

Introduce some calming grey to your kitchen with this dove grey display cabinet and dresser from our Florence range, or perhaps this elegant sideboard with wine rack, if you like to keep some of your favourite vintages in stock for your next dinner party or special occasion.

On the other hand, how about investing in a rustic but sophisticated kitchen island, in either dove grey or warmer truffle? These sturdy islands are the perfect addition to a kitchen with grey walls or cabinets. As well as a solid acacia top, our islands come with slatted shelves for storing pots and pans, as well as 2 spacious drawers with removable separators for keeping your utensils.

There’s even a large wooden chopping board, which slots into the side of the unit, as an extra helpful touch. Two matching bar stools can be accommodated by these islands, allowing you to sit down and enjoy your breakfast cup of coffee in the morning, or help your child with their homework after school.

To really tie the whole kitchen together, why not invest in some smaller colourful kitchen accessories in these on-trend shades? From dove grey kettles and toasters to navy coloured bread bins and utensil caddies, there are so many ways to introduce these stylish hues into your kitchen. 

Why a two-colour kitchen can be twice as nice

Two-toned kitchens are a particularly hot topic in the design world these days, so if you’re keen to stay up to date, how about making your kitchen doubly colourful with two stunning hues? Just how far you decide to go with this trend is completely up to you, as both more subtle and bolder options are available.

If you would prefer a more muted look in your kitchen, why not plump for using two tones of the same colour? This design choice will still give your kitchen the ‘wow’ factor but in a more subtle way. For example, bottle green and sage green. Or this elegant 2 tone navy blue display cabinet with its jewel-like interior.

For something a bit more daring, how about opting for two contrasting colours which work together to create an eye-catching backdrop? For instance, this stunning pink and grey display cabinet and dresser from our Florence collection. Warm pink and cool grey work beautifully together, whether you would like to have grey kitchen walls and pink cupboards, or have a mostly grey kitchen with bright pops of pink in the accessories.

Alternatively, perhaps you would prefer the sleek look of this striking orange and truffle display cabinet? Both orange and truffle are right on trend with this year’s nature-inspired palette and offer a perfect blend of brightness and subtlety. In fact, orange is increasingly popular when it comes to interior design. Taking its cues from the natural vividness of flames, sunsets, and flower petals to brighten any room, orange creates a truly attention-grabbing effect while lifting spirits at the same time. What better way to create a colourful kitchen?

Try Pantone’s Colour of the Year!

To be sure you are bang on trend, why not deck your kitchen out in Pantone’s stunning new colour – Very Peri. This rich shade of blue-purple, with its energising red undertones, is guaranteed to bring any kitchen to life. It will also help you feel uplifted and inspired every time you walk into the room.

Savour the novelty of having a kitchen painted in a brand-new colour that has never been used before this year. In fact, this is the first time Pantone has released an entirely new colour since the brand was started, so choosing to paint your kitchen in Very Peri will make you part of a ground-breaking interior design moment.

If you feel the shade is a little too bold for all of your kitchen cabinets, try using it as an accent colour amongst more neutral hues for a more balanced look.

Start creating your colourful kitchen today!

If you can’t wait to deck out your home in the latest kitchen colours, we have plenty of inspiration to help you with your decorating here at furniture.co.uk.

Check out our impressive selection of kitchen furnishings, available in a range of on-trend colours such as dove grey and sage green. Not sold on the colours we have in stock? If you like our items of furniture but would prefer a different shade, you can have them painted in your favourite hues with our custom paint service.

You can even have your items painted in Pantone’s gorgeous Colour of the Year – Very Peri to create a colourful focal point or opt to have your furnishings painted two-tone for that stunning effect we mentioned above.

Once our workshop has taken care of the painting, you also get to choose your preferred handles for your new furnishings. Add some glimmer with our exquisite crystal handles or, if you have beautiful handles of your own that you would like to use, simply send them to us and we’ll add them to your items before delivery.

Intrigued? Fill out our custom form online, stating your preferred choice of paint colour and handles, and we will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote.

If you need any further assistance, don’t hesitate to give our friendly and experienced team a call on 01989 763343, or drop us an email at [email protected]. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can to answer all of your colourful kitchen queries.

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