Kitchen Lighting Inspiration
For many, the kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s where we catch up with loved ones about their day, the place where we nourish ourselves and somewhere we can enjoy creating delicious feasts for friends. Kitchens are quite often the room that receives the most financial investment when it comes to revamping a current home interior look. In this post we are exploring the latest kitchen trends and offering kitchen lighting options available at Dusk Lighting. We aim to provide the low-down on how to replicate certain kitchen decor looks in your own home.
Go above and beyond the typical track lights and fluorescent strips, and get acquainted with the current kitchen decor trends, and discover how using stylish kitchen lights can transform the entire vibe of your kitchen and dining space.
The Industrial Finish
The industrial home interiors trend has been a firm favourite for a while now, with many Pinterest images dedicated to this effortlessly cool theme. However, this is a trend not just reserved for the ultra-trendy interior designers amongst us! A perfect way to incorporate the industrial interiors look without changing an entire kitchen decor is to simply focus on kitchen lighting. Opt for copper lamp shades, brushed steel shades or those light shades with cage-like fixtures and exposed light bulbs to embrace the trend and keep your home at the forefront of interior design. Designer lighting brand EGLO are a great brand to consider for this trend with their range of open cage pendants that provide a geometric feel.
The range of breakfast bar lights at Dusk Lighting contain some perfect examples of the industrial lighting trend. Brushed steel pendant lights, such as the EGLO antique silver steel industrial pendant, will work really well over the separate breakfast bar area, and adds an excellent decorative feature with it’s unique design.
Alongside the industrial home interiors trend, the use of natural materials (or faux natural) is also a proving popular look, and the two interior design trends can be easily combined. Bringing the outdoors inside can be easy to do with the use of wood, rope and cork, and other natural materials. We love the EGLO Brixham glass and sanded coated steel pendant light with cork and chrome detailing as a way to incorporate this look into your kitchen. A beautiful juxtaposition of the rustic chic of the cork finish combined with sophisticated polished chrome and clear glass looks exquisite and right at home in the kitchen.
A Streamlined Look
The more streamlined kitchen decor look is bound to impress those who prefer the minimalist interior design theme. Brace yourself for this trend because it is not for the faint-hearted (or messy cooks!). Handless kitchen units, clever storage solutions, and absolutely no worktop clutter is what this theme is all about. Everything has it’s place. Plus the worktops, cupboards and drawers are treated to a glossy finish to provide a linear look to the room. For this kind of kitchen interior style, we suggest the equally sleek spotlights that are a popular option among those who want unintrusive, yet sharp kitchen lighting. Whether you opt for the space-saving and modern recessed downlights or adjustable spotlights, this kind of light is perfect for kitchens and dining areas.
Our range of recessed ceiling lights are ideal for getting the streamlined, sleek kitchen style. The downlights have plenty of finishing options from subtle plain white plastic to modern polished chrome, available in circle or square fittings. The range of adjustable downlights from Astro offer an excellent selection of dimmable downlights that are suitable for kitchens.
This is a great lighting option for kitchens as it provides plenty of much needed light, whilst continuing to look bang on trend. Often seen in showhome kitchens as an on-trend addition, the multiple pendant lights work perfectly installed over breakfast bars or kitchen islands. They create a stand-alone focal point for the room, and can replace the main light fitting. Experiment with mounting a cluster of pendant lights at different heights to create a visually pleasing and stunning feature to your kitchen, or opt for a triple drop pendant light such as the Blyton light from Dar Lighting which offer a retro lighting look for your kitchen.
Subtle Kitchen Lighting
Nowadays, it’s simply not enough to just have one main light in a room. By utilising several sized light fittings, you’re able to create separate ‘zones’ within a space, and this is a similar situation with kitchen lighting. Light up your food preparation areas with under cabinet lighting, or along the bottom of kitchen units for a modern look. Under cabinet lighting can provide addition subtle lighting to your kitchen when the main light is off – perfect for grabbing a late night snack! This is an opportunity to include the latest LED light technology in your kitchen design as they are so versatile while remaining highly modern and stylish in your home.
We hope that we’ve provided you with enough kitchen lighting inspiration and piqued your interest in the latest kitchen decor trends. Hopefully, you should now feel motivated to tackle that kitchen refresh that you’ve been putting off! A small investment in the lighting for your kitchen can really bring the space to life without any major remodelling investment. Browse our complete collection of contemporary kitchen lights and breakfast bar lights here at Dusk Lighting for some fantastic kitchen lighting options for your home.