Top Trends in Kitchen Lighting
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we create meals for ourselves and our family and where people gather to talk and to eat.
Kitchen lighting can help to create the right atmosphere, not only for food preparation, but also for sharing time together. That’s why kitchen lighting is often two-fold. Brighter light to help with food preparation and more subdued lighting for eating and spending time together. Kitchen lighting should always be warm and welcoming.
Trends in kitchen lighting are always developing and evolving as tastes and lifestyles change. Let’s take a look at some of the current lighting trends to help you get the best from your kitchen.
Vintage Style Bulb Lighting
Vintage styles are right on trend this year. They have a chunky, substantial feel with nods towards an earlier era. The classic rounded cone shape of Edison style bulb lighting gives them a homely cosy feel that makes them ideally suited for the kitchen. They’re available in modern LED lighting and help to soften contemporary urban and industrial styles. Another possibility is copper single pendant lighting complete with a individually blown glass shade which gives a vintage feel to a contemporary space.
Art Deco and Mid-Century Styles
The classic designs of the middle of the twentieth century are currently extremely popular when it comes to interior design. The clean, simple lines and contours are well suited to contemporary living and increasingly they’re being used in the kitchen.
The Sputnik is an iconic mid-century design that grew out of the excitement of the space race. Art Deco preceded many of the mid-century designs and there’s a clear line of evolution between them. All combine form and function with natural shapes. Imagine yourself in the era of The Great Gatsby with an Art Deco ceiling 5 bar light.
Clutter free clean lines
Minimalist clean lines are still very much on trend. These are all about keeping things simple without too much ornamentation. They often focus on simple geometric designs, sometimes with a nod towards industrial heritage. They tend to use a limited colour palette and are more about function than elaborate flourishes. The straightforward style and function of a Starburst Pendant would fit well with this kind of design approach.
The trend towards large statement fixtures shows no sign of abating. If you’ve got the space, they can really create a ‘wow’ factor that grabs attention. They work well above kitchen islands in large kitchens helping to create a central focus. They must be used carefully but often work well with smaller fittings on the walls.
Designers and homeowners are rediscovering the timeless quality of some classic designs. This isn’t about making your house look retro, it’s about using some of the ideas from the past to make the most of your home. Victorian inspired designs with dark colours are currently popular particularly in the kitchens of period homes. Other styles include modern reinterpretations of 1940s and 1950s designs. Need more inspiration for your kitchen lighting? Explore our superb range and get in touch if you need more advice.