Industrial Lighting: How to Incorporate the Trend into Your Home
When it comes to interior design and lighting trends in recent years, the stripped-back, unfinished aesthetic of industrial lighting has remained ever-popular. While the trend is regularly seen in cool cafes and trendy bars, you can easily incorporate the look into your home with the help of some key pieces of industrial style lighting. In need of inspiration? Here at Castlegate Lights, we’ve created a simple how-to guide, including the colours, characteristics and lighting styles to try.
Industrial Lighting Colours
Black, Stainless Steel and Silver
When it comes to colour schemes in industrial style lighting, there are a couple of choices you can opt for. Cold, steely tones and blacks are a popular choice for achieving that sought-after gritty aesthetic that the trend embodies. Get the look with brushed or stainless steel fittings, silver and pewter details or embrace the dark side with all-over black designs like this Oaks Lighting Mattis Urban 3 Light Ceiling Spot Fitting In Black Finish.
Brass, Copper and Bronze
Alternatively, you can opt for warmer metal tones with your industrial lighting. Keep an eye out for brass, copper and bronze finish lighting that all provide a slightly cosier, vintage-meets-modern aesthetic. Warmer tones like these can work really well with this trend, as they are in keeping with the rustic look while creating a homely atmosphere. Try the look for yourself with this Oaks Lighting Sten Single Light Ceiling Pendant In Copper Finish.
Tip: To make thing easier for you, here at Castlegate Lights, you can search by finish in each of our lighting sections to narrow down your search.
Industrial Lighting Key Characteristics
Ropes and Chains
In keeping with the very pared-back, functional aesthetic of industrial lighting, some common features that are often seen in this style include factory-esque ropes and hardware such as metal chains. These features work well with lighting styles such as pendant lights or low-hanging ceiling lights, like our Diyas Reyna Single Light Large Ceiling Pendant In Polished Chrome And Clear Glass Finish.
Caging and Exposed Bulbs
Another typical feature of industrial lighting you can try is opting for cage-style lampshades and exposed bulbs. Whether used on ceiling lights, wall lights or table lamps, exposed bulbs and cage shades are an increasingly popular option. We love our Dar Lighting Tower Single Light Table Lamp In Satin Painted Black Finish With Copper Detailing for a simple and stylish way to work industrial style lighting into your home.
Industrial Pendant Lights
The trick to the industrial look is to incorporate one or two key pieces into your interior scheme to avoid over-doing the warehouse aesthetic. Sometimes all you need to nail the look is one statement feature in the room and industrial pendant lights are one of the best options to do this.
An exposed-bulb, black finish statement piece like our Searchlight Lighting Squiggle 5 Light Ceiling Pendant in Black Finish is the epitome of the industrial trend. Hanging a design like this in your hallway, living room or kitchen immediately creates a stylish industrial look and gives you a great starting point to continue the trend with smaller accent pieces.
Ready to try the look for yourself? Explore a wide range of industrial style lighting designs to choose from here at Castlegate Lights