Believe it or not, 2022 is officially here and we are well into January already. The new year has some people saying “out with the old, in with the new!” about their home. The design team at H. J. Oldenkamp Co. has years of combined experience in the design industry, so we asked them to put together their predictions for what is up and coming for 2022.
“Many of the design trends we’re seeing for 2022 are rooted in nature, with a desire to simplify the home. Warmer paint tones, lighter wood stains, greens, and blues are making their way into our cabinet selections. As we move away from busy tile patterns and grout lines, full height splashes and solid shower walls continue to be popular. Countertop styles vary from room to room with large veins or subtle patterns, and tones ranging from beige to darker charcoal, iron, and black. Textures come into play with matte and leather finishes on countertops and a variety of wood grains showing through the lighter stains. These trends go hand in hand to create a calm feeling in any space with enough variety for each room to have its own personality.”
-April Parker, Showroom Manager and Design Team Supervisor
“Natural woods and white with black accents seem to be trending now. Light and airy, nature inspired, with a touch of personality offers a sense of simplicity and renewal. With many now working remotely, home offices are on the upswing as are partially closed-off rooms in contrast to wide open floor plans, giving all a bit of privacy and coziness.”
-Judy Kurze, Design Specialist
“The past couple years have taught us all that our home needs to feel comfortable while functioning well in our ever-changing lives. Moving into 2022, home offices and storage solutions are becoming more prevalent. Finding a solution to use a space for multiple purposes will be key. Cutlery dividers, spice racks, and drawer partitions are a just a few items that can be used for more than their intended purpose. Cabinet manufacturers continue to add more offerings to help with organization as well. Combining aesthetics with function will continue to be on trend along with bringing in natural elements to feel at ease in our multifunction spaces.”
-Shaynna Dubrinsky, Design & Sales Specialist
“Warmer hues are on the rise as cool grays are being replaced by mushroom tones, warmer grays, and light taupes. Natural aesthetics, patterns, and hues tie back into the Biophilic design style, which continues to trend into 2022 as many people are compelled to bring nature into their home. Wood stains are becoming increasingly popular and add warmth and texture into your space. Dark hues are also popular and offer contrast and depth into a design. In terms of countertops, we are seeing these trends develop as well. Many of our countertop offerings mimic the patterns and colors found in nature. However, they are very easy to take care of and clean. The Corian Endura large format porcelain, while made of all-natural materials, is extremely durable and resistant to UV light, scratching, heat, and staining. The Corian Quartz material is also extremely durable, offers many patterns in a variety of hues, and continues to be a popular countertop choice for kitchens. The Corian Solid Surface product has gained popularity in bathrooms as Corian Solid Surface is a non-porous material and can be used as shower wall cladding. Corian sinks can be integrated into the solid surface material eliminating the possibility of bacteria growth in the sink area. Our Corian Endura picks for 2022 are; Cool Marble, Back Marquis, Alabaster Cement, and Deep Metal. For Corian Quartz they are: Calacatta Villa, Tahitian Sand, Alabaster Terrazzo, and Night Soapstone. And finally, the 2022 Corian Solid Surface selections are: Carrara Lino, Carbon Concrete, Artista Gray, and Mahogany Nuwood.”
-Natalie Turner, Design Specialist
“Within ever changing design trends there is always something old coming back around and something new to look forward too. With more people staying home than ever, functionality and personality have been shining through. Light wood tones paired with rich hues and dark countertops have been coming into play to freshen up the home and add visual interest. New storage options that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing are popping up at every corner, making it easy to find what you need. Simplicity is on the rise in design as well. With the focus on easy to clean and pleasant to look at, with only a few elements to really draw your eye. That is where the pops of color like rich blues and greens come into play. As well as daring counter tops, like our new Corian Quartz Alabaster Terrazzo and Black Goldstone.”
-Megan Brewster, Design Support
If you are interested with working on an upcoming project with our design team, you can visit them in our Royal Oak, MI showroom during business hours (M-F, 9 AM – 5 PM).