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Inside 2016’s Biggest Lighting Trends

Every year, the interior design sphere is inundated with a kaleidoscope of new trends. As a team of illumination aficionados, we pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest lighting trends.

So what’s lighting up our lives this year? Check out our pick of some of the hottest lighting trends set to make an appearance in 2016.

Copper and rose gold
Gracing interior design magazines across the globe, the blushed glow of copper and rose gold is seriously trending. Light shades and stands are a great way to embrace the trend, without blowing the budget.

The vintage look
Warm and rustic, the vintage look has been around for several years now and in 2016, its dominance is set to continue. We love the squirrel cage style bulbs, that are a statement in themselves. Check out our huge range of vintage bulbs now available to order in 2016.

Bring a personalised touch to your home or business by embracing the DIY trend. It’s a great way to reuse and recycle, with old milk cartons, coat hangers, bottles and more. There are plenty of great ideas out there, so hit the web and get inspired.

Organic materials
This year will see the revival of organic materials used to create lamp shades, pendants, stands and more. Think raw woods and untreated metals, fashioned into beautiful works of art that bring an earthy touch to any room.

Industrial chic
The industrial chic trend has been trending for quite some time, and 2016 will see an influx of exciting new ideas and concepts. The raw gilded concrete look has caught our attention this year, with casts used to create wafer thin lamp shades that look great when teamed with feature bulbs.

When it comes to colours, pastels are definitively in this year. After all, Pantone did name Serenity and Rose Quartz as their dual shades of 2016. Think dusky pinks, smoky blues, cloudy greys, soft greens and muted yellows. These all look great when teamed with warm white bulbs.

Modern chandeliers
Forget traditional crystal chandeliers. This year, the decorative ceiling mounted fixtures have been reimagined as modern, innovative statement pieces. We love carved wooden creations, as well as contemporary pieces crafted from metal.

Whatever lighting trend you want to embrace this year, we’ve got a bulb to suit your needs. From homes to businesses and more, we’ll help you light up your spaces, in style.

Created by Steve Ellwood on 7th March, 2016


Steve Ellwood

Steve Ellwood

Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct