Today we are breaking down what’s hot and what’s not for 2022. Full disclaimer: If you love something, then do it! Just because it is not “in-style” does not mean you cannot have it in your home. If something is designated on this list as “out” for the new year and you still absolutely love it. KEEP IT! Your home should be a reflection of your personal style and you should fill it with the things you love, regardless of what’s trending.
With that out of the way, let’s dive into the upcoming trends this year.
Let’s start with the grey kitchen. A beloved favorite, the all grey everything in the heart of your home is no longer. Gone are the days where your cabinets are a dark shade of a grey, your floors a lighter grey, and your walls the lightest grey. The cool tones give your place a bit of an icy feel that can be hard to warm up with accent pieces and leaves your house feeling a little less homey.
Instead 2022 is bringing us bright, vibrant kitchens. Breathe life into your home with bright-colored cabinetry, unique backsplash and warm wood flooring. Green is in right now and seeing the beautiful deep green cabinetry has me head over heels! If you are not feeling the bright colors, opt for a grey island with warm white cabinetry similar to the above. This can help add a little balance to your home when paired with warm toned décor.
Much like grey kitchens, grey paint is out. As beautiful as grey walls may be, they don’t exactly scream warm and welcoming. Grey has become a bit overdone with every single room of every new build home coated in the same light grey shade. Designers have grown tired of the trend and are ready to bring some warmth back into the home.
What’s coming in 2022 then you ask? White. Now I know what you’re thinking and no, we are not bringing that god awful all white doctors office look back into the homes. The white of the new year stays on the warm side tending more towards a rich cream. If you want to take a look at some of the trending white paint, check out Swiss Chocolate or Acadia White by Benjamin Moore.
Shiplap pretty much grew into a farmhouse staple thanks to two very famous, former HGTV stars. The dynamic duo made shiplap mainstream and it can now be found in nearly every home. Although I am still a sucker for a black shiplap accent wall, the trend for 2022 is to switch up your accent wall to make way for something new.
Instead of shiplap, I think we will be seeing a lot more wallpaper. Yes, you absolutely read that right. The dreaded wallpaper you spent hours scraping off the walls of older homes is making a comeback. Much like every other trend, the style has been reinvented and it’s much easier to add and remove now. I recommend choosing a bold print as an accent wall to create a focal point in your home.
I absolutely adore Mud Pie and signs with cute sayings which have become synonymous with farmhouse décor, but it’s time to say goodbye. Don’t shoot the messenger but the overdone words everywhere look does not give the timeless look your modern farmhouse dream home deserves.
Update your old signs to an alluring piece of artwork. Head to your local Marshalls or Goodwill for some beautiful, but affordable options or search the local market and boutique scene for more unique pieces. Use the artwork to brighten the room with a pop of color or help tie a space together. Don’t think I’m forgetting about your utensil cup either! Spin it around or find a new vase you like better (sans the word utensil) for a more classic look.
Of all the tough pills to swallow, this one may be the hardest for me. Hence why I saved it for the end! The infamous collage wall trend really grew on me and many others. So much so that I gifted my mom a newly designed collage on a wall she had been struggling to decorate. We love it so much we may keep it, but the trendsetters are telling us it is out for 2022.
In 2022, try updating your collage wall to a sleek picture wall. This trending look consists of hanging pictures with simple, identical sized frames in neat rows. The dimension of your wall will help dictate the size of your frames and how many you should use. Tik Tok design sleuths recommend taking advantage of affordable frame options at Ikea and Amazon. Oh and I know we said color is in, just not here. The simplicity of the photo wall is also partially defined by the black and white or light-colored imagery. This creates a muted and subtle look versus the louder collage walls of the past.