Top Knobs Guide to 2022 Kitchen Trends

Kitchen design has come a long way. What was once a room tucked away and hidden from other areas of the home has now become its heart and soul. The kitchen is the space that sparks creativity, sustains residential ergonomics and fuels day-to-day life. As an area that serves such vital household importance, it’s no wonder kitchens are constantly updated and refreshed.

With new and innovative design ideas on the horizon, there are plenty of looks to try out in your space in the coming year. However, before you dabble in the overwhelming amount of options, we’re taking a peek at the 5 leading kitchen trends of 2022 and inspiring images to help navigate this new season of style.

Golden Hour

While matte black has been the “it” color for home accessories in years past, there’s a new aurous hue taking its place next year. Now that decorative hardware is available in a myriad of finishes, all kitchen fixtures are following suit with the availability of more choices. In 2022, the golden palette will be in high demand among interior stylists and homeowners.

This warm and inviting scheme establishes a relaxing atmosphere in the kitchen and casts an illuminating glow in rooms with ample amounts of natural light. With knobs, pulls and appliance pulls available in Brushed Bronze, Honey Bronze, Tuscan Bronze and more, we offer endless decorative pieces to bring this brilliant color range to your home.

Detailed Cabinetry

So long to the days of ordinary cabinetry and the cluttered open shelving look. In its place are unique cabinet surfaces that offer high-impact and dramatic pause. From mesh fronts, glass panels and cane webbing, bespoke cabinetry is taking front and center in the kitchen. While these new cabinet door alternatives allow homeowners to showcase their dishware in style, they also bring an air of mystery and excitement leaving guests to ponder what’s on the other side.

To further up the ante of this bold new trend, designers are teaming these detailed cabinet faces with matching knobs and pulls that feature just as much charm, like our Amwell series or Crystal collection.

Closed Kitchen Concept

In the early 2010s, the open floorplan took precedence in the home, breaking down “barriers” and allowing household members to remain connected while utilizing different areas. But, 2020 and 2021 brought a shift in how we interact with our homes and each room began to take on its own purpose again. During the next year, the kitchen will return to its roots as a place where cooking becomes top priority and mealtime and friendly gatherings can take place without the interruptions of today’s technology.

Here we will see “walls” put back up in the form of swing doors, windowed partisans and small cutaways as a way to define the kitchen space yet maintain the flow of the home.

Island Time

As the closed concept begins to take shape, one area of the kitchen that still calls for open communal use and multi-functionality is the island. The idea that the island has become a catchall will still reign true in 2022 and beyond, however, its designated usage will change at different moments of the day. To ease the transition between playtime, homework, office hours and meal prep, we suggest adding additional storage to the island.

Our favorite solution is installing a small bookshelf and decorative hooks from our Ryland collection at the end of the island. This space then becomes a drop zone where toys, backpacks, bags, school work and papers can be neatly stored without getting lost in the kitchen shuffle.

Pops of Color

We’re not completely moving away from neutrals quite yet, but adding a touch of vibrancy to the kitchen is the perfect way to bring personality and contrast into this central hub . Be it a section of cabinetry, backsplash, piece of furniture or block of paint, we’re all about infusing electric energy into the heart of the home this year.

Our best advice for exploring your chromatic comfort zone is, begin small with muted hues that fit your kitchen’s aesthetic. Then, graduate to more adventurous hues when the time is right. Rich greens, heavy blues and striking yellows are sure to be a hit next year.

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Top Knobs’ Trending Decorative Finishes

Designing a home has never been more exciting. Whether you’re starting a new build or simply redesigning a room, there are more options than ever to bring a space to life.

From material selection to color palette coordination, and every detailed decision big or small, the art of interior decorating allows designers and homeowners to explore their creative roots and infuse each project with dynamism and energy.

At Top Knobs, we believe your home should reflect your personal style and when it comes to furnishings, we say “let the fixtures do the talking”. With over 30 finish options, our knobs and pulls coordinate with schemes to become the finishing touch that completes every design.

Read on as we sound off on our top finishes that are trending this season:

Flat Black

Flat Black has become the go-to decorative hardware finish for designers and homeowners over the last few years and is still proving to reign supreme.

Always in style, this opulent shade pairs well with every vision ranging from traditional to contemporary and style in between.

Ash Gray

Invite drama to interiors without completely going to the dark side dark by adorning cabinetry with decorative hardware in Ash Gray.

A luxe alternative to the deep black finishes that have been trending in home design, this charcoal pigment creates a moody ambiance that complements a range of colors.

Honey Bronze

A perfect marriage of old-world brass and modern gold, Honey Bronze lends a chic twist to the time-honored aurous hue.

Warm, inviting and deliciously captivating, Honey Bronze hardware establishes a relaxing atmosphere to be relished for years to come.

Polished Nickel

Illuminating and refined, Polished Nickel adds classical charm to interior spaces.

Its adaptive color and lustrous surface make it a desirable option for cabinet drawers and doors as well as appliances.

Brushed Satin Nickel

A cool alternative to its polished counterpart, Brushed Satin Nickel lends a smooth velvety finish to kitchen and bath cabinetry.

This versatile hue can be paired with a wide variety of color palettes and decor making it a popular choice for today’s modern designs. 

Oil Rubbed Bronze

Inspired by the glamour of vintage design, decorative hardware in Oil Rubbed Bronze invites a rich and luxurious ambiance to interior environments.

When placed upon cabinetry in a room filled with natural light, Oil Rubbed Bronze instantly catches the eye with its striking metallic sheen.

Tuscan Bronze

With influences rooted in traditional Italian design, Tuscan Bronze elevates a room with deep amber undertones that instantly brighten up cabinetry with a shimmering glow.

Highlighted with nuances of copper accents, knobs and pulls in this ocher overtone blanket interiors in a cozy atmosphere.

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How to Expertly Mix Metals in the Home

There are many tried and true rules for home décor that most abide, but one thing that isn’t so far fetched is the idea to mix and match metals where you reside.

Black, brass, chrome, nickel and bronze, with so many options to choose, picking the right metal for your home can be a difficult process. Rather than dwelling on the right metallic finish for your space, consider mixing them up! Designers and homeowners alike are opting for this contrasting trend to add interest and depth for a one-of-a-kind look.

 

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With over 37 different hardware and bath accessory finishes, Top Knobs has the perfect combination of metallics to complete the look of any space and style. Read on as we explore this popular trends and share tips to incorporate mixed metals in each room of the home.

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place for gathering and entertaining, therefore thoughtful space planning is required to ensure a kitchen is both inviting and highly functional. When incorporating mixed metals in the kitchen, we recommend beginning with a neutral color pallet. The key to mixing metals in the kitchen is layering. To achieve this look, divide your space into horizontal or vertical sections and select a different metal for each area.

 

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The living room is where designers and homeowners become creative and let their personal style shine. We suggest a bold look by coordinating the contrasting metals with different accessories and elements in the same finishes to emphasize the daring look and draw attention to the design details.

 

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Mixing metals can be a fun experiment in the bedroom but it does require some planning and structure. Bedrooms are a place for relaxation and their design should never be overwhelming. We advise choosing a dominant metal for your furniture then introducing a second metal subtly through accessories and accent pieces. We recommend incorporating no more than two metals in the bedroom for a cohesive look.

 

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Bathrooms used to be a space reserved for chrome and nickel finishes. With brass and bronze leading the finish trend this year, the bathroom has become the ideal spot to harmonize warm and cool tones. This look requires a thoughtful balance that shifts away from the traditional matchy look. Try opting for a cool silver tone as the base for your plumbing and cabinetry hardware and pairing it with warm bronze accents and bath accessories for a style will co-exist.

 

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Adding Sparkle and Shine with Crystal Inspired Decorative Hardware

A new wave of interior design trends brings crystals out of the jewelry box and into the home – and Top Knobs is ahead of the movement. With a variety of shapes and hues, crystal inspired hardware from Top Knobs will add a bit of sparkle to any room.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

Crystals have a deep-rooted history on Earth dating back to the prehistoric era where they were used as protection and as a symbol of good luck. As civilization evolved, crystals served as emblems for spiritual healing and good energy. Although still used for those purposes today, crystals have found their way into the design scene through jewelry, and more recently, interiors.

Top Knobs Crystal Chareau knob

Crystal Emerald Knob, Chareau Collection

In the recently updated Top Knobs Chareau Collection, the Crystal Emerald Knob combines the clean lines of traditional Tuscan design with updated modern flair to create the perfect knob for transitional projects.

Hayley Crystal Knob, Serene Collection

Hayley Crystal Knob, Serene Collection

The all-new Serene Collection boasts a more subtle sophistication with the Hayley Crystal Knob, available in two sizes and three finishes.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

And finally, the Crystal Collection features a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes for ultimate design personalization.

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Close up on the faceted crystal details

Want to try a crystal inspired knob in your next kitchen or bath project? Designers can take advantage of the Top Knobs Free Sample Program and “try before they buy.” Visit TopKnobs.com to find out more.

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Interview with Top Knobs: 20 years at KBIS

Top Knobs has been making decorative hardware for 20 years. It all started with 2 collections back in 1995, and the rest is history.

Did you know that Top Knobs has attended KBIS, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, since the very beginning? “It’s a great opportunity to meet [our] customers and network,” explains Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs.

While at KBIS 2015, designer Joann Kandrac of KandracKole Interiors had the opportunity to talk to Top Knobs about why they attend KBIS every year. Take a look!

 

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