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The Best Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas Of 2022

Featuring effortlessly stylish, clean lines and simple, uncluttered detailing, contemporary kitchen designs have always been popular with those who prefer a more minimal look. However, since more and more of us are opting for open-plan and broken-plan interiors, sleek modern kitchen styles have become increasingly desirable. With their elegant silhouette and discreet functional features, contemporary kitchens make a stunning backdrop to open-plan living. Furthermore, the impressive variety of surface finishes, colours and design details available makes them a fantastically versatile option.

Whether you want to make a bold statement or create an inviting and subtly sophisticated atmosphere, a contemporary kitchen is a perfect choice. To help you find inspiration for your own breath-taking design, we’ve selected a few of our favourite contemporary kitchen ideas from this year which you can explore below…

The Statement Black Kitchen

Dramatic and vibrant colour schemes have been on the rise for a while, but this year we’ve kicked it up a notch with the all-black kitchen. Despite the lack of colour, a black kitchen can bring remarkable warmth and depth to a space while establishing a distinctly luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere. Pair with dramatic textural or mirrored splashbacks for an added touch of glamour and elevate your design further with on-trend gold patina accents.

Bold Swathes Of Wood

Influenced by Scandinavian aesthetics, many of us have fallen for the beautiful charm and appeal of natural wood, introducing light beech, oak, pine and ash accents into our designs. However, in 2022 darker and more striking wood finishes are gaining popularity. Used abundantly throughout the kitchen, the rich surface finish takes inspiration from German and Japanese interior trends. A darker wood grain brings a sumptuous and charismatic edge to a contemporary kitchen design.

Bright White Meets Natural Textures

Pristine and minimal white kitchens have always been synonymous with modernity. The fresh and airy hue creates a fantastic sense of space and vitality, making it an undeniably timeless choice. This year the allure of more organic, textural surfaces tempers our love of clean white kitchens, introducing a beautiful level of warmth and complexity into what can otherwise become a slightly cold and sterile interior.

Lavish Marble Surfaces

From rich wood grains to riven stone and oxide metals, dramatic surfaces are undeniably the star of the show in 2022, and there’s none more dramatic than Carrara marble. Used by Michelangelo to carve his most famous sculptures and in the construction of the Ancient Roman Pantheon, the material’s lavish reputation precedes it. Combining exquisite natural beauty with an extravagant history, the stunning material makes a luxurious statement, adding exceptional character to even the most minimal contemporary kitchen designs.

An Island For Entertaining

Whatever your taste in interior design, the kitchen island is undoubtedly at the top of everyone’s wish list. Offering additional storage and work surfaces as well as creating a gorgeous focal point, there’s a good reason why the kitchen island is so popular. Paired with bar stool seating, the kitchen island makes a perfect addition to a contemporary kitchen design, establishing a wonderful spot for socialising with friends or enjoying breakfast with your family.

Beautifully Curated Shelving

Kitchens are no longer just a place to cook, they’re a space to enjoy relaxing, socialising and spending time with loved ones, and the way we choose to style them reflects this. The curated kitchen trend is growing, and while it might seem a little superficial, it can be a fantastic way to add personality and visual interest to your space. Creating a display of carefully arranged kitchen essentials alongside your favourite artwork and ornaments brings an informal and inviting quality to your design, attractively interrupting long rows of flawless cabinetry.

Sculptural Lighting

Kitchen lighting presents a brilliant opportunity to elevate your design, not only by creating a gorgeous atmosphere but also by introducing an additional design element to your space. Sculptural pendulous forms, dramatic geometric chandeliers, and industrial lighting styles all pair fantastically with the contemporary kitchen making a perfect finishing touch to your design.

Seamless Storage Solutions

Characterised by their immaculate finish, keeping your contemporary kitchen clutter-free and perfectly organised is essential if your design is going to stay looking its best. From pantries and drinks cabinets with handy pocket doors to extra-wide durable drawers, there are a host of smart storage solutions available to ensure your contemporary kitchen is both practical and pristine.

Boiling Water On Demand

Convenient, stylish, energy-saving and safe, the Quooker boiling water tap makes an ideal addition to the contemporary kitchen, and this year they are more popular than ever. As well as saving you time when cooking and preparing drinks, the Quooker allows you to get rid of your bulky electric kettle, leaving you with a spotless clutter-free worktop. Now available with the Quooker CUBE, you can also dispense chilled, sparkling and filtered water at the touch of a button. Find out more by clicking here.

With so many breath-taking design features to choose from, the elegant and stylish contemporary kitchen makes a fantastic choice for any home. If you’d like to explore a range of exquisite contemporary kitchens for yourself to see what they can offer, we’d be delighted to welcome you to one of our Midlands stores. View our showroom locations and plan your visit by clicking here. Alternatively, if you’d like more advice on your upcoming project, you can get in touch with our friendly expert team by calling 01527 66740 or emailing [email protected].

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