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Kitchen Cabinet Colour Trends For 2022

Kitchen Cabinet Colour Trends for 2022

Paint brands annually unveil their colour predictions for the following year. For 2022, one hue made all the major manufacturers’ lists — green. Unsurprisingly, it’s now showing up on more than just walls in the kitchen. Homeowners are opting for green in its many guises for cabinetry as it’s a comforting colour that echoes people’s desire to be close to nature. Thankfully, there is a shade to suit every style. Emerald and deep forest greens are best-suited for shaker-style cabinetry as they impart a sense of heritage and tradition, while mid-greens like sage and olive and those with minty tones provide a fresh update to modern flat front or slab cabinet doors.

Blue continues to be a strong colour choice, supported by recent data released by custom cabinetry maker Cabico&co, which found 18% of cabinetry selections between January 2021 and March 2022 were blue tones, nudging out green. While dark blue hues like grey-based navy are still on-trend, especially in kitchens with plenty of natural light, they’re giving way to their pastel counterparts, which help create a soothing and calming atmosphere in what is often the most hard-working and busiest room in the home.

Despite a shift to paler shades, inky black cabinetry is still having a show-stopping moment. Inherently striking, the non-colour can be used on both upper and lower cabinets to dial up the drama or just on the bottom to a create a luxe tuxedo effect when paired with white cabinets on the top.

This two-toned effect is not limited to black and white. Using different colour combinations for upper and lower cabinets, generally lighter on top and darker for the base, or a bold alternative colour for the island to really show it off and make a statement is increasingly favoured by homeowners who want a unique, one-of-a-kind custom kitchen design.

Even so, white cabinets remain most popular as they’re considered fail proof, offer a clean and timeless look and fit in with a variety of styles, from farmhouse to minimalist to traditional. While this isn’t going to change this year and beyond, there is a case for coloured cabinetry, perhaps now more than ever as more homeowners want their kitchens to capture their mood for 2022 — joyous, uplifting and optimistic.