There’s something magical about autumn. A chill begins to creep through the air, the trees turn to blazing triumphs of colour and there’s a softer quality to the sunlight that foretells the approaching winter.
If you’re absolutely in love with this time of year, you’re not alone! This year you can celebrate the changing of the seasons in style with some of the top lighting trends for autumn 2018.
We’re excited to share this year’s amazing autumn lighting trends, and it seems that history is making a comeback. Classic and vintage aesthetics are the focal point of the season and a little nature rounds out the look.
Here’s more of what you can expect to see in terms of lighting over the coming few months;
Amber Lighting Makes for a Cosy Room
The first important thing to consider when choosing a new lighting fixture is the light it gives off, and this Autumn it’s all about warmth and comfort. Forego the bright lights and find something that gives off amber tones with a warm glow.
If you’re looking for a good guiding principle, think of the way a crackling fire plays with the night or how a candle’s glow illuminates the space around it.
This gives you a good starting point for the general colour of your lighting as well as the way it should radiate outward to fill a space. Autumn is all about cosying up with your loved ones as the cool winter weather begins to settle in around you.
Choose lighting that casts the same glow as a crackling flame and you’ll be right on target for the season. The Dorney is a beautiful modern dome shaped suspension with a sculptural design that would be ideal for creating that warm glow.
Copper Tones Are the New Gold
Golden hues are still in for autumn, but they’re quickly moving aside for the next big thing: copper tones. This season is all about a vintage, old-world feel. Metallic copper is the quickest way to bring a little old-world charm to your lighting.
Choose fixtures and lamps that have copper and brass tones for the base. If you’re using candles to illuminate your space, look for old-fashioned metal candle-holders in these shades. If you really want to add an extra touch of creativity, choose a modern lamp with a copper finish. This will sit neatly between the present and the past; giving your design a truly unique flair that still fits nicely with contemporary trends.
Other top colour trends for the season are jet blacks and neutral tones with a vintage twist. We recommend that you play with this colour palette to find just the right balance to maintain that overall sense of comfort.
Add a Little History With Folk Artisanal and Scandinavian Vintage
If you’re looking for something to complement the copper hues and warm lighting, artisan folk is a perfect choice. It adds a little rustic charm that fits nicely with the other top trends for autumn: natural design elements and florals.
The other major trend is in designs featuring a vintage Scandinavian look and feel. This uses bold vintage colours such as seafoam green paired with the simple modern designs that dominated the 60s and 70s. Think clean lines and rounded shapes with a rich look and feel.
Bring in the Florals and a Little Bit of Nature
Nature is a mainstay for the season and florals are a must have for your autumn decorating palette. While you can incorporate this into other elements of your design, such as accent pillows, it’s also a fun idea for your lighting.
Think of choosing lamps with a floral pattern such as the Calypso, or go for basic shapes found in nature. One of our favourite choices this autumn is the Chantal chandelier that gives off a warm, honey-toned glow with a body that mimics the natural shape of beehives.
Curl Up with Cosy Design for Autumn
If thinking of the approaching autumn puts a little smile on your face, cosy up with some cocoa and pull out the design catalogues as it’s time to pay homage to the best season of the year. This season it’s all about warmth, comfort and an old-fashioned charm so choose your new lighting fixtures wisely.