Modern Kitchen Lighting Trends 2023
In 2023, the trend of 2022 in kitchen interior design will continue and continue to develop. Kitchens will become more technological and versatile. There is an increase in the interest of home and apartment owners in the island type of desktop placement, in the option of block combination of the kitchen and living room.
Designers propose projects that provide for the maximum integration of technical elements of kitchens, work and protection zones into kitchen structures. Minimalism remains the main stylistic trend in kitchen interiors. This is due to the optimal combination of functionality, practicality and ease of use. Particular attention is paid to lighting the kitchen. Designers offer several trends that are relevant in 2023.
The use of unexpected materials for the manufacture of lamps allows you to create original lighting fixtures that will become a highlight of the kitchen or even a starting point when creating an interior design. Metal and glass are still relevant. An interesting option is absolutely transparent ball-shaped shades for ceiling lamps. Designers offer interesting models of ceiling and wall lamps made of polymers, acrylics, ceramics and, again, fashionable textile fringes. Wood, especially untreated or “semi-antique”, will become an actual material for lamps. This option fits well into Provence, country, eco and loft kitchens. The variety of fixtures in design and shape allows you to choose a solution for the kitchen in any fashionable style. It is allowed to use lamps in the same style, made of different materials, or products of various types of the same color and decor. Such a solution will allow you to zone the kitchen room, give the interior a new sound.
Traditional chandeliers and lighting fixtures blend into classic kitchen interiors. If an original design is required, the following should be preferred:
- funny lamps in the form of bunches of light bulbs;
- austere lamps in the spirit of neoclassicism, but unexpected colors;
- lamps of an unusual shape, for example, spiral or in the form of a metal ornament;
- lamps with decor (mirror inserts, ethnic decor, etc.);
- lamps of unusual geometric shapes.
The original solution is a lamp with a ceiling “flower bed”. This lighting system is an industrial-style pendant lamp, complemented by living plants hanging from the ceiling.
Provided that the metal hanging frames of the upper row of kitchen cabinets used as glass showcases or shelves are illuminated, the kitchen will become visually more spacious. Interior lighting of the top row of cabinets is an effective way to add dynamism to the interior. It will make the kitchen stylish and practical at the same time:
- the lamps installed along the upper perimeter level out the cramped conditions due to the low ceiling;
- spotlights installed in the floor covering along the facade create the illusion of cabinets floating in the air.
Designers recommend using LED lights to highlight specific areas of kitchen furniture. For example, a wine cabinet or built-in appliances. With the help of LED lamps, you can focus on an unusual facade decor or decorative element, using the play of shadows.
One of the kitchen lighting trends in 2023 will be smart zoning of the kitchen, which implies the conditional division of the premises into functional segments. If desired, they can be easily transformed with the help of lamps. The ideal tool for zoning the kitchen space with lighting is mobile lamps mounted on special brackets. In addition to ceiling brackets, designers offer wall brackets for installing luminaires with convenient swivel mechanisms that direct the light flux to the right place. Designers recommend the use of theater spotlights. They are installed above kitchen storage systems.
Energy efficiency is one of the main trends of our time, including in the interior of kitchens. Designers recommend dividing different types of lighting (point, LED and directional) into groups using dimmers. This option is most favorable for vision. It will save money on electricity bills. Ceiling and wall lamps with height adjustment will become a functional option.
As for the lighting of the dining area, here it is proposed to limit imagination only to personal comfort. We advise you to pay special attention to the following options:
- spotlights with the function of adjusting the direction of light;
- paired lighting (two ceiling lamps of different sizes in one design);
- retro lamps with a large spherical shade;
- lines of lampshades-lamps in the spirit of a loft;
- traditional ceiling chandeliers with spectacular finishes.
The kitchen island is a trendy piece of kitchen furnishings that can successfully cope with the functions of the dining table, work area and storage space. With such practicality, it is extremely important to organize its aesthetic and extremely comfortable solution – for example, using the following topical techniques:
- a row of small hanging lanterns;
- lines of large lampshades;
- small paired chandeliers;
- track lights;
- hidden lighting around the perimeter of the table itself;
- illumination of display cabinets at the base of the island.
The main trends in kitchen lighting in 2023 are smart minimalism, unexpected shapes and shades of lamps, lighting functionality, kitchen zoning with lighting fixtures.