TOP TRENDS IN INTERIOR LIGHTING DESIGN FOR 2019
SOFT GOLD IS THE NEW FINISH
Lately, there has been a spike in the popularity of soft colors. Homeowners have fallen in love with colors such as grey and greige (grey plus beige). Soft gold falls right within this spectrum of soft colors that work so well for contemporary decors. Soft gold falls somewhere in the middle of brushed silver and brushed gold. It borrows the soft matte finish of these two hues while bringing out the warmth and mellowness of gold. This also means that it can blend in with almost any kind of décor from modern urban to farmhouse.
Soft gold lighting fixtures come in a variety of styles and designs. For overhead lighting, look for fixtures that accentuate the gold. You can also check for fixtures that complement the soft gold with other soft colors like grey or matte silver. Use soft gold lighting to attract attention to specific corners or areas of your living room. Bright, brassy gold fixtures are still not very popular, perhaps because they remind you of your grandma’s house or because it tends to date a home which makes it an unpopular choice for resale. Soft gold however will be around for quite a while.
REFINED RETRO & INDUSTRIAL STYLES
Industrial has always been about rustic finishes, neutral colors and an emphasis on metal. Retro is making a comeback but in a different way. If you look at modern industrial lighting, there are some stark differences to what you know as traditional industrial. The best way to describe it is as an ‘’upgraded industrial’’ or just modern retro. Unlike the warehouse-like styles that are common with industrial style, we are seeing sleeker metals–richer and more varied tones and alternative designs. Shop around and you will find retro fixtures with finer details that look more like a form of art. If you were hesitant about introducing some industrial aspects to your home, the new modern look should help.
Vintage Edison-Style Bulbs
Vintage Edison-style bulbs add to the 2019 retro lighting trend with homeowners loving the nostalgic design of these fixtures. The rounded cone shape makes the bulbs especially homey and perfect for areas like the living area and kitchen. Even better, you can get Edison-style bulbs in modern LED lighting. Get the LED variations if you want a fixture that will last longer and consume less power. But if you want the authentic retro experience, there are incandescent Edison bulbs still available in the market. The advantage of the incandescent variations is that they are less expensive, however you will replace them more frequently than their LED counterparts.