As a space where we come together to eat, cook and socialise, the kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, functioning as a hub for various daily activities. Therefore, it is essential that your
kitchen lights are both inviting and practical, catering to the needs of such a multi-functional space.
2023 is set to be another year of refined
kitchen design, with some exciting new lighting trends beginning to take shape. Here are some of our top picks for the coming year.
Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas
Kitchen island lighting makes an instant statement, giving your room that stylish edge while also working as handy task lighting. Here, you are given a great opportunity to get creative and personal with your design.
A Row of Pendants
The look offered by a row of pendants is a classic that isn’t going away any time soon. While domes have been mainstays in the past, we’re beginning to see some different shade shapes feature over kitchen islands more frequently. A row of three, five or seven (or even more) sleek globes, cones or schoolhouse pendants offers a refreshing look for your space.
Large, oversized pendants are ideal for installing over kitchen islands as they create instant drama, drawing focus to the key parts of your kitchen design. Giant pendants highlight the workspace and give you a bold accent which you can coordinate with other fittings and matching wall lights.
Small Kitchen Lighting Ideas
Getting the design right in a small kitchen can be tricky – you don’t want things to feel cluttered, but you also don’t want a space that’s devoid of character or warmth. Embracing the right
small kitchen lights can help you strike the ideal balance.
Shadeless & Exposed Bulb Pendants
Pendants without a shade are ideal for smaller kitchens as they don’t take up as much space but can still provide the clean lines and sense of structure afforded by a group of pendants. Exposed bulb pendants both effortlessly cater to minimalist aesthetics and cast a warm ambience.
Small Vintage Kitchen Lights
Scaled-down vintage-style lights offer a simple space-saving solution that doesn’t skimp on style. Whether you opt for vintage wall lights or pendants, incorporating a hint of retro style into your small kitchen offers a great chance to add some unique character to your space, no matter its size.
Lighting for Kitchen Dining Tables
Like lights for kitchen islands, lighting for kitchen-dining spaces offers a chance to embrace a bit of grandeur.
Chandelier Cluster Lights
Embrace all that real estate over your dining table with a statement chandelier cluster light. These fixtures can create an impressive level of impact, drawing attention to the centre of the space and providing a sense of balance over your dining and seating areas.
Tinted Glass Lights
Tinted glass lights diffuse light beautifully and can create a subdued atmosphere that is ideal for dining. We are particular fans of amber and smoke grey glass fixtures as they make for especially sophisticated, dynamic kitchen features.
Lighting for Nordic & Scandi Kitchens
Nordic and Scandi kitchens continue to be right on trend, aligned with many people’s need for comforting, peaceful spaces that are also rooted in functionality. There are an increasing number of contemporary kitchen lighting trends that play into Scandi design sensibilities and aesthetics.
Opal White Shades
Lights with delicate white shades are timeless and work especially well in Scandi-inspired kitchens, where the colour palette is based around white and pale neutrals. They help add to a sense of light airiness, perfectly combining with the natural materials used in the space.
See our new collection of
opal glass lights.
Modern Glass Lights
Regular glass lights can have a similar effect, allowing for a sense of flow and openness. Elegant glass shades combined with prominent metallic holders give traditional glass lights a more modern look. The clean practicality of
modern kitchen lighting pairs beautifully with a Scandi aesthetics that prioritise a balance of form and function.
Industrial Kitchen Lighting Ideas
Industrial kitchens are as popular as ever, but the typical exposed industrial looks are being updated for the contemporary home. Industrial lights are being combined with a range of kitchen styles for versatile, modern spaces.
Lights with a Black Finish
Matte black light shades are striking no matter what kind of kitchen they’re added to, offering a modern take on classic industrial kitchen lights. They’ll contrast beautifully with warm-toned wood and white kitchens while also complementing dark kitchens, tying the deep tones together.
Pairing your black fixtures with bright brass or copper holders is a great way to add some subtle industrial style highlights to your kitchen while offering attractive contrasts throughout the space. Mixed-metal shades with different finishes on the inside and outside can also give your kitchen a more luxurious, detail-oriented feel.
Lighting plays a vital role in bringing dimension and harmony into a space, warming up kitchens and turning them into somewhere you want to spend time.
Explore the Industville lighting range to perfect your kitchen with these upcoming styles and much more.
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