FROSTED GLASS A few years ago frosted glass shades appeared outdated and were a sure way to tell if a lighting fixture had not been replaced in years. These days, the milky-hued glass is making somewhat of a comeback and is one of the biggest lighting trends to look out for this year. Frosted glass shades are designed to diffuse the light coming from the bulb, offering a lovely soft glow. During the day when the fixture is not switched on, a frosted glass shade brightens up a space and creates a fresh feel. At Eurolux Lighting we love the look of white frosted glass luminaires paired with sleek brass and black metal frames.
GEOMETRIC SHAPES Lighting design inspired by angles and shapes has been popular for a while now and will continue to be this year. Geometric fixtures with bold lines and repeated patterns make for eye-catching additions to contemporary spaces. The circle is going to be a key shape in 2020. With no beginning and no end, this infinite shape brings a sense of completeness to a room. This strong, fluid form pairs particularly well with minimalistic and industrial contemporary interiors. Look out for designs that offer a mixed composition of curves.
BLACK Black finishes in hardware, plumbing and lighting is a hot trend right now and will remain so for seasons to come. Inky black luminaires provide depth and understated drama to a room and have been called “the new neutral” because they pair well with a variety of colour palettes and interior styles. Black metal fixtures are a versatile option if you’re considering mixing finishes in a space and don’t want to commit to just one.
THE 3 Cs - CLEAR, COGNAC, AND CHAMPAGNE Simple, clean, and minimalist - clear glass shades are one of our favourite trends going into 2020. From table lamps to pendants, this lighting trend is a harmonious blend of rustic and industrial design. See-through shades are the perfect fixture to showcase a vintage-look Edison bulb, especially when it comes to pendant lighting. A cluster of clear glass pendants suspended at varying heights adds a playful touch to a room while still being practical - they provide plenty of light and don’t disrupt the line of sight. If completely clear glass shades are not your style then consider fixtures with glass shades in hues of cognac and champagne. These subtle colours lend themselves to a warm, sophisticated look and feel.
WICKER AND RATTAN Using natural materials has been an interior design trend for a while now and we love how this is expressed in lighting design, more specifically in fixtures crafted from wicker and rattan. This style of fixture is often associated with boho or coastal interiors but they really work in a wide array of interior spaces from Scandinavian to modern farmhouse.