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Kitchen Trends 2022

What a few days it was at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show!  

It’s been nearly 2 years since I last travelled for work and KBIS 2022 did not disappoint.

Seeing the exquisite displays on the showroom floor and also getting an invitation to the New American Home, was just what I needed to refuel my inspiration for upcoming interior design projects.  

In this post, I share some of the best new products and displays from the show, plus, stick around to the end of the post where I show you THE MOST RIDICULOUS DESIGN DETAIL that I saw.

What was popular at KBIS 2022

Black and White

Black cabinetry, black toilets, black and white wallpaper, as well as bold contrasting patterns in tiles and fabrics were all on show at both KBIS and in the New American Home. 

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A mod living space in the New American Home.
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A funky and functional laundry room in the New American Home.

If you love black and white wallpaper, and lots of pattern, don’t miss the living room we designed for our clients in this exciting interior design project we had photographed last year. 

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A shiny black toilet by Kohler.

Could you do a black toilet? This was just one of the many Kohler displays.

We have a black sink in our main floor bathroom, but I don’t think that I could do a black toilet!

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Kitchen display by Cafe, Distinct by Design

This black and white wallpaper adds a ton of interest to this kitchen. But for this to function properly, you need to have a solid piece of stone or glass on part of the back wall to avoid spilling water down the back of the cabinetry.

Warm Terracottas

You know that warm tones are back right? Well, here in one of the Kohler bathroom vignettes is a backdrop of the popular shiplap in a terracotta tone. 

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A trending terracotta-coloured bathroom

If you remember in my Colour Trends 2022 post published at the end of last year, my good friend Maria Killam predicted Foxy Brown by Benjamin Moore to be a trending colour in 2022. 

Although Foxy Brown is more pink than a terracotta or Cavern Clay by Sherwin Williams, these warmer colours are indeed back!  

terracotta cabinetry, hammered sink, black and white wallpaper
Thompson Traders sinks are always on trend!

Notice the gorgeous hammered sink in the kitchen display above?

This is an beautiful sink designed by the fabulous Thompson Traders.

You can catch a glimpse of my Thompson Traders copper sink in the 3D drawing of my new kitchen design shown in this post about my new dishwasher.

And, a quick detour here while I’m mentioning Thompson Traders. I wanted to include a photo of their show-stopping, larger than life, tortoise inspired hood and sink in a brass finish.

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Thompson Traders: Fab products & a wonderful family-owned company

Forgive me, my photo does not do this justice!

Green With Envy

The colour of the year for Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams was green.

Perhaps the most breathtaking display at the entire show was this monochromatic green kitchen design in the Monogram booth.

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Monogram kitchen display, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2022

Dark green cabinets, green and black backsplash, ombre stone hood in shades of greens and the addition of green plants to add even more life to this display.

Is it too much for you or could you be this bold?

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That gas stovetop is impressive and I especially love the copper knobs.

I adore green which is why I painted my basement walls and laundry room cabinets Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball but I think even for me, this kitchen is a bit too much.

Love the drama though and it definitely got people talking!

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Purple clawfoot tub by Kholer

Me in the purple clawfoot tub!  It’s my favourite colour, how could I not hop in?!

More inspiration from KBIS 2022

Fluted Millwork

This is a nice design detail that we’ve been seeing a lot over the last few years, but a bugger to dust and keep clean. We saw lots of this type of millwork in the 2020 Princess Margaret Lottery Home.

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Fluting millwork, white vanity, gold faucet, brass taps, New American Home bathroom


Archways are super popular at the moment, we see Studio McGee using these often in doorways for their Modern Farmhouse designs.

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Curved Archway, kitchen design, terracotta tiles, Monogram appliances, KBIS, Monogram booth, black faucet

Statement Lighting

The lighting fixtures and details in the New American Home were indeed out of this world. Here are just a couple of examples that I especially loved.

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New American Home, marble shower, brass hardware, statement lighting
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The Most Ridiculous Design Detail

Lastly, I wanted to share this dishwasher design detail shown in the Monogram booth.

While this type of natural-toned caning is definitely trending, as it is shown here, it is completely impractical.

Could you imagine the drips down the front and trying to get out any bits of food that will inevitably get stuck in there?

Sorry, but at some point, you really have to think about what looks good and what is good design.

built-in dishwasher, caning detail, monogram

Anything surprise you from what I shared here today?

Share your thoughts below, kitchens and baths are always a hot topic.

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