K&B Trade Brief: 2022 Cabinetry Design Trends


2022 trends are emphasizing vertical or horizontal lines that add drama to larger spaces. 


  • Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and refrigerator appliance panels
  • Tall cabinets like larders and pantries with rectangular wood hoods draw the eye upward
  • Long vanities and islands with parallel floating shelves emphasize length
Dark green kitchen cabinets in a modern farmhouse style kitchen

Tall cabinetry draws the eye up while horizontal shiplap on the island and wood hood, in contrast, emphasizes the length of the space. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Design by Danee Bohn, CMKBD


Textured cabinetry adds richness and dimension to a space’s design.


  • Fluted or reeded cabinetry for a trendier approach
  • V-groove cabinetry or ribbed glass inserts make for subtler interpretations
  • Shiplap

Reeded glass inserts and fluted cabinet doors add interest and texture to designs. (Photo Left: Designer Danielle Lardani) (Photo Right: Pinterest)

Inset Shaker Cabinets

Shaker cabinets will shift from stark whites to colors that better honor their traditional, historic heritage.


  • Inset construction will keep them looking fresh and modern
  • Exposed hinges, latches, dainty knobs, and cup pulls add rustic touches
Inset Shaker style cabinet door with countertop sample, hardware, and staging

Inset, Shaker cabinetry with tiny, minimal sphere knob, latch, and exposed hinges

Full Overlay Slab Cabinets

Usually used in contemporary designs, trends project this door style being used in smaller spaces with more quaint and nostalgic designs in 2022.


  • Creative colors
  • Retro hardware
Full overlay slab cabinet doors

The bright blue cabinet doors and wooden hardware create a whimsical design in this compact space. Photo: Vincent Erhart

Furniture Style Kitchen Islands and Bathroom Vanities

This trend allows islands and vanities to elevate design by resembling furniture pieces.


  • Bun feet on bathroom vanities
  • Islands with table legs
Mid-century modern furniture style bathroom vanity

The furniture style vanity makes a unique statement in this powder room. Photo: Bertch Cabinetry