Trends come, and trends go – this is true with art, fashion, and even home design. While many kitchen looks are considered timeless, kitchen cabinet design trends tend to evolve. This year is no different, with 2022 showcasing some beautiful design inspiration. Your cabinet choice defines the entire look of your kitchen – so your selection of cabinet design is important.

Cabinets are not just for storage anymore – they can transform the look and feel of your space. Here are some of the top design trends of 2022.

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Kitchen cabinet design in 2022 is comprised of diverse styles, both nostalgic and modern, traditional and unique.

  • Open and floating Shelving: Floating shelves can be used to balance out the space and fill awkward spaces. With the right kind of shelf design, you can create a unique, contemporary aesthetic in your kitchen. Open shelving allows for a spacious feeling and efficiently displays all of your most-needed items. But not every homeowner wants the responsibility of ensuring their shelves are always neat, clean, and ordered – let’s face it, closed doors can hide a lot!
  • Customized Colors: Homeowners are rejecting standard, cookie-cutter cabinet designs in favor of those that make a bold or personalized statement. Color is one of the most trending ways to achieve a custom flair. The color of your cabinet paint can change the room’s look. Cabinet manufacturers are filling the need with new and innovative color choices. Neutrals, greys, and light greens are currently the top choices but don’t discount black or navy for a bold statement.
  • The Return of Oak Wood: Oak wood kitchen cabinetry, a favorite in the 1970s, is making a comeback in both kitchens and bathrooms. The introduction of maple, cherry and engineered wood alternatives eventually edged out oak cabinets. Still, nostalgic homeowners are experiencing a renewed desire for vintage items that remind them of simpler times – even regarding their kitchen cabinets. Neutral color, dimension & texture is versatile and fits into any space and design trend. Modern manufacturers are producing many innovative door styles, including recessed panels and flat slabs – and even offering oak with a beautiful coat of black, blue, or grey paint.
  • Clean and Minimalist: White cabinets, white backsplashes – the clean, minimalist look has made a significant comeback in recent months. Minimalism is the ideal style trend for kitchens, as cleanliness and efficiency make for a perfect kitchen. Clutter-free surfaces and sleek finishes are just the start, with luxury stone, sophisticated finishes, and sleek appliances adding to the overall look.
  • Smart Kitchen Cabinetry: These days, smart technology has made its way into every room of the house, and the kitchen is no different. Kitchen style trends have met our technology requirements, with cabinets boasting such features as outlets, charging stations, and docking stations. For truly high-tech cabinetry, build your wireless devices, speakers, televisions, and supporting stations directly into the cabinetry.
  • Cabinets with Integrated Appliances: Along the lines of the minimalist trend, many homeowners want appliances that look flush and seamless with the rest of the kitchen cabinetry. Refrigerators and dishwashers are increasingly fitted with custom cabinet panels to hide the original appearance. This is a style dream for contemporary kitchen designers, allowing for unbroken sightlines and cohesion, elevating the elegance of the kitchen’s appearance.
  • Cabinetry with the Feel of Furniture: One of the more unique style trends is integrating furniture details into your kitchen cabinets. A standard pantry can take on the sophistication of an armoire by adding decorative cabinet doors, accent lighting, toe base treatments, and specialized storage options behind the doors.

At West Coast Design Build Florida, we help homeowners make beautiful kitchen cabinet choices. Our design and installation team works together to help Sarasota residents create amazing kitchens – how can we help you?