It is estimated that we spend an average of six hours a week cooking and preparing food in our kitchens, not to mention the time spent entertaining here too. Therefore, making sure the area is well lit will help to make practical tasks easier, as well as creating the right atmosphere for when you have guests over. Each area in the kitchen will require different amounts of light. Food preparation zones and above the hob will require task lighting, whereas other areas, such as the dining area will call for mood and accent lighting.
To The Dark Side
Of course, today’s consumers want lighting that not only works on a practical level but meets their style needs too. With searches for dark kitchens up 90% this past year, it’s a trend expected to continue and one which works brilliantly with metallic elements. Copper and brass lights look especially good, contrasting pleasingly against navy, dark greys or even black.
If you’re not quite ready to embrace the dark side, zesty tropical prints are predicted to be another on-trend look for the year ahead and would look great in a kitchen. If this feels more your style, try pairing the look with brass-toned lights and accessories for a fun, fresh feel. If you need more dark kitchen inspiration, be sure to check out more of our ideas here!
Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99, by Industville (Image supplied by @Dreambound1974)
Go Funky With Patterns
Patterns are a great way to inject a bit of fun into your interiors, whether you opt for a patterned splashback or funky flooring, patterns are the perfect way to add character.
Splashbacks are useful for protecting walls from getting ruined, but now they’re becoming a statement piece and patterns are the perfect way to create a stand out interior. Patterned splashbacks and warmer toned metals such as copper and brass are becoming increasingly popular, and a look we’re bound to see more of this year.
Brooklyn Cone Wall Light - 7 Inch – Copper, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by @Dreambound1974)
To make an even funkier statement, you could opt for patterned tiled floors. There a variety of different styles to suit every personality going, from monochrome check to brightly coloured hexagon mosaic.
Make A Statement
Kitchen lighting is usually left as an afterthought, whereas, it should be one of the key aspects to be thought about in the planning stage. Lighting has the ability to transform a room; you’ll need the correct lighting for cooking and preparing food, while also requiring soft lighting for entertaining.
Rather than a single light, it’s all about clustering lights together to create a statement ceiling. Whether you opt for a trio of pendants or our Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant, uniquely handcrafted industrial lights are the perfect way to create an on-trend kitchen interior.
Shake It Up With The Shaker Style
Shaker style kitchens are all about having a clutter-free and logical interior; this kitchen trend works perfectly with sleek, modern designs as well as classic, contemporary themes. The idea is for these style kitchens to be of contemporary colours so to keep the kitchen sleek and stylish. Many who opt for this style tend to place a kitchen island in the centre of their room, and a trio of industrial pendants look seamless placed above!
Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Light Pewter, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by @shakerandmaykitchens - Roffany Victorian Purple Kitchen -Shaker & May)
Expose Pots & Pans
We’ll see exposed shelving becoming even more popular and showcasing luxurious pots, pans, plates and utensils. Kitchens in the ‘50s and ‘60s proudly displayed pots, pans and utensils, and 2019 will see interior designers putting the focus on exposing accessories. By doing so, they ooze vintage elegance and character.
Channel The Vintage Vibe
Raw materials are the perfect way to create the vintage vibe longed after. Authentic materials such as wood, stone and brick are the idyllic way to create a vintage-inspired interior and give us a nostalgic feeling. Vintage kitchen interiors can be created in a number of ways - from exposed brick walls to opting for industrial stools and vibrant splashes of colour, depending on the type of twist you envision will rely on your finishing touches. Our lights are uniquely handcrafted with raw materials and match perfectly with all vintage-style interiors.
Technology for the year ahead is likely to see more and more of us embracing the Smart Home concept. Connectivity is being incorporated into products all around the kitchen, from light bulbs to coffee brewers, from thermostats to ovens. Connected products, which were once only a dream, are fast becoming a reality. You can already tell your Smart Speaker to turn on the light at a specific percentage and in a colour of your choosing.
Layer Your Lights
If you’re blessed with natural lighting in the kitchen, then be sure to make use of it as natural light not only saves energy but also helps to de-stress. Natural light also allows for layering lights, by using a mixture of lighting you add depth and atmosphere to a kitchen, making it a more inviting environment.
Brooklyn Flat Pendant - 15 Inch – Pewter, £89, by Industville (Image supplied by Emily Ardley)
One of the least likely rooms you think art is placed, artwork has the ability to add a piece of your personality to your kitchen. Whether you opt for a gallery wall or a place unique pieces on open shelves, art not only adds a bit of colour, but it adds character. Here at Industville, we are advocates of unique, handcrafted artwork, and showcase a bunch of talented artists work on the walls of our showroom.
What’s Your Style?
Each year brings a bundle of new trends, but what is crucial is to find a style that works for you. Our range of lights are incredibly versatile, working with country cottage styles as well as modern, contemporary designs to create the ideal atmosphere.
Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 8 Inch – Brass, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by @Kettle Co. Kitchens)
Customise It Up
Your home is a window into your personality; therefore, it’s essential to create an interior that is unique to you. We offer a bespoke design service, enabling you to get the exact light you’re envisioning, as well as a rewiring service to give your lighting a new lease of life, or to simply update the colour of your fabric flex cable to match your interior!
Brooklyn Dome Pendant – 8 Inch – Copper, £79, by Industville (Image supplied by Nigel Havers - @nigel.havers)
There is the round-up of the kitchen interior trends we’ll see all over Pinterest and Instagram this year. For further inspiration, you can read our 2018 kitchen interior trends here and browse our Pinterest boards for bundles of inspiration. Will you be trialling any of these kitchen ideas this year? We’d love to know which ones!
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