What better season than spring to clean, spruce up and reimagine the kitchen? Expect to see kitchens (and rooms throughout the house) showcasing more of the color green—on walls, cabinets, accessories and tile. Speaking of tile, keep an eye out for more textured and natural stone varieties and fewer grout lines. Innovative technology is making its way into new appliances large and small, with features aimed at making our lives easier. The kitchen is a central gathering place in the homes of many, and a wonderful space to experiment with the latest and greatest in home design trends.
In addition to pendant lights and chandeliers, contemporary track lighting is proving a popular way to brighten up the kitchen.
The oversized island in this Central Oregon home is a perfect gathering spot in the kitchen, which many refer to as the “heart of the home.” Islands serve double duty as eating areas and spaces for non-dining activities, such as workspaces and kids activity areas.
It’s easier to remember to water the plants when they live close to the kitchen sink. Resilient succulents, edible herbs and soothing aloe vera are all good choices.
The color green is trending in design for 2022, with Behr, Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore (“Essex Green,” pictured) all choosing shades of green as color of the year. Green pairs well with neutrals as paint for walls or cabinetry, as a tile or in greenery throughout the house.
Tiles with natural texture and variation, including Moroccan zellige tile are trending for walls, floors and backsplashes.
Revolution InstaGLO R180 2-Slice High Speed
It’s about time toasters had a high-tech makeover. The first-ever touchscreen toaster uses sensors to precisely prepare toast, with a custom process considering specific bread type. Enjoy perfectly browned and crisped toast in a fraction of the time compared to traditional heating coil toasters.
De’Longhi Dinamica Plus Fully Automatic Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine
Take at-home barista skills to the next level with a espresso machine that can be controlled via phone app. Prepare sixteen barista-style beverages with the touch of the button, and save personalized recipes for perfect coffee every day.
Cuisinart Kitchen Central 3-In-1 Food Processor
It’s a food processor, blender and juice extractor in one, designed to save time and cut down on countertop clutter. Mix, chop, blend and juice with ease with this powerful small appliance, equipped with a 500-watt motor.