Kitchen lighting trends 2022: modern light fixtures & ideas

In 2022, kitchen interior design trends of 2021 will continue to develop. Kitchens will become more technological and versatile. There is an increase in home and apartment owners’ interest in the island workspace arrangement and combining the kitchen and living room. Designers propose maximum integration of kitchens’ technical elements, work, and protection zones into kitchen cabinets. Thus, minimalism remains the primary stylistic trend in kitchen interiors due to the optimal combination of functionality, practicality, and ease of use.

Particular attention is paid to kitchen lighting. Designers offer several trends that are relevant in 2022. Let’s discover them!

Functional lighting

Energy efficiency is one of the main trends of our time. This trend will also affect kitchen lighting in 2022. Designers recommend dividing different 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 practical option.

Eco-friendly options

Following the same row of ideas from the previous option, it is worth mentioning another lighting trend in 2022, particularly the eco-friendly light fixtures. This specific trend implies using natural materials for the pendant, such as bamboo, glass, rattan, wood, and other fabrics. 

Therefore, we suggest you opt for materials of this quality that will make an impact both for nature and your interior design. Furthermore, you could consider a design that refers to elements from nature, such as leaves or flowers.

Lamps made of unusual materials

The use of unexpected materials for the manufacture of lamps allows the creation of original light fixtures that will become a highlight of the kitchen or even a starting point for creating an interior design. 

Metal and glass are still relevant in 2022. An interesting option is transparent ball-shaped shades for ceiling lamps. Designers offer attractive models of the ceiling and wall lamps made of polymers, acrylics, ceramics, and fashionable textile fringes. Wood, especially untreated or “semi-antique”, will become an actual material for lamps. This option fits nicely into the country, eco, and loft styles. 

The variety of light fixtures in design and shape in 2022 allows you to choose a solution in any kitchen style. It is permitted to use lamps in the same style, made of different materials, or products of different types of the same color and decor. Such a solution will allow you to zone the kitchen room and give the interior a new look.

Keep it simple

Simplicity is one of the concepts that reflect the 2022 trends. We suggest you stick to it regarding the kitchen lighting. It will offer you a rational use of space and the possibility to integrate the fixtures into a minimalist style, which is another 2022 trend. 

Consider simple forms and a limited number of elements for the lighting. We suggest you opt for neutral colors to preserve the stability behind this concept. Furthermore, you could consider small details of colors that refer to nature, such as gold for honey or blue for the ocean breeze.

Stick to brass

Brass is also part of the 2022 trends. There is no wonder why, as it has been largely used in vases, clocks, accessories. Therefore, we suggest you use this material for kitchen light fixtures. 

It should be noted that brass will add a new sparkle to the kitchen and offer it comfort. Furthermore, its unique texture will bring glamour into the environment and make the room look luxurious.

Luminaires of unexpected shapes and colors

Traditional chandeliers and lighting fixtures blend into classic kitchen interiors. If an original design is required, you should give preference to the following lighting trends:

  • 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;
  • lighting fixtures with decor (mirror inserts, ethnic decor, etc.);
  • lamps of unusual geometric shapes.

Lighting as a piece of art

If you would like to go a little bit extra but stay simple at the same time, we suggest you consider an artistic approach. Whether it is a DIY project or a bought pendant, it will make a statement through its unique shape. 

It should be noted that it has to integrate into the kitchen picture and not stand as a separate unit. Therefore, we suggest you stick to a particular design and incorporate it into kitchen decor. It will become a point of interest and offer your kitchen a new sparkle. We would like to provide you with some ideas in this sense. All you have to do is scroll through the following photos for inspiration.

Light fixtures on the wall

If you want to offer your room a particular atmosphere, especially at night, consider wall lighting. We suggest you stick to simple designs and soothing colors that would be easy to integrate into any style.

You could attach them to the wall either above the working space or on a particular spot that would emphasize a specific part of the kitchen. Either way, you will achieve a perfect result if you play appropriately with forms and colors.

Kitchen zoning

One of the trends in 2022 will be the kitchen’s smart zoning, which implies the conditional division of the premises into functional segments. You can easily accomplish this task with the help of lamps. 

The ideal tool for zoning the kitchen space in such a way is track lighting. In addition to track lighting, 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. You can install them above kitchen storage systems.

Kitchen furniture lighting

Another great kitchen light trend in 2022 is furniture lighting. It is not a new approach in this sense, but it is still applied within the kitchen decor.

Provided that the upper row of kitchen cabinets’ metal hanging frames used as glass showcases or shelves are illuminated, the kitchen will become visually more spacious. Interior lighting in the top row of cabinets is an effective way to add dynamism to the kitchen. It will make the kitchen stylish and practical at the same time:

  • luminaires installed along the upper perimeter neutralize 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 LED lamps’ help, you can focus on an unusual facade decor or decorative element using shadows.

Bubble lighting fixtures

This trend has been popular for more than a decade, and it does not plan to get out-of-date. Furthermore, it develops new designs and integrates perfectly in contemporary styles. This pendant is so perfect because it will fit spaces with both low and high ceilings. 

It should be noted that this lamp has to be installed on high legs for rooms with high ceilings and low legs for rooms with low ceilings. This particular pendant will offer your room freshness and bring a point of interest that will make a statement.

Crystal cascade

Consider a crystal cascade if you want to go extra and bring a new sparkle to your kitchen. It has been popular for a long time and does not plan to change that. Furthermore, it comes with new ideas every year. 

It should be noted that this type of chandelier should be used in interiors dominated by neutral colors. Don’t forget that cascading chandeliers will work only for rooms with high ceilings. Take a look at the following photos for an insight into the 2022 trends regarding this type of lighting fixture.

The kitchen lighting trends in 2022 are smart minimalism, unexpected shapes, light functionality, eco-friendly options, and ideas that have been popular for a long time and do not plan on getting out-of-date. We hope you got inspired throughout this journey. One more thing to be added: don’t forget to put passion in every element of your house, particularly in those that brighten your space. Enjoy the following photos and get inspired for something new.

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