Date: February 16, 2017
Created by: Dawood Pathan

Light Up Your Coffee Shop in 2017

Light Up Your Coffee Shop in 2017

Lighting plays a key part within the interior design of your coffee shop or restaurant. Here we look at the latest lighting design trends for 2017 and the importance of lighting for your establishment:

1) Industrial Fixtures

The industrial theme is still alive and kicking within the hospitality industry and pairs well with this year’s interior design trends that are focused on natural materials. Whilst copper and bronze were popular choices in 2016, 2017 may see more coffee shops and restaurants opt for silver and gold fixtures for a subtle touch of luxury.

2) Oversized Pendants

Making a statement with lighting is predicted as being another popular trend this year, particularly with oversized fixtures. Large pendants can serve well as an eye-catching centerpiece and can drastically change the look and feel of a surrounding space. Common placement for over-sized pendants includes dining areas, entrances and corridors.

3) Nature-inspired

Nature-inspired fixtures are noted as being one of the main upcoming lighting trends for hospitality interior design. Organic-fixtures can soften spaces given their flexible and round structures and are ideal at creating a relaxing ambience for customers.

The Importance of Lighting for Your Coffee Shop

Lighting is a powerful tool that can be used to influence customer behaviour in addition to controlling the mood of environments. Below we briefly look at the 4 main variables of light and consider the importance of each for your establishment:

Quantity – Different amounts of light can be used to achieve different moods

Direction – Lighting can be used to reveal and enhance surface textures, in addition to highlighting key areas of your shop floor.

Sources – It’s important to choose a cost-efficient light source to reduce energy consumption

Colour – Choosing a suitable colour temperature between cold blues to warm oranges is an important step to producing a welcoming environment for your coffee shop design.

Read here for a more in-depth look on lighting for your coffee shop.


By Dawood Pathan

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