2023 Lighting Trends

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What are the 2023 lighting trends? We asked four of our senior designers what they foresaw and you can read their answers here:-


Estefania Marquez, Design Associate at John Cullen Lighting says “Decorative fittings are being looked at as a continuation of the architectural lighting scheme therefore colour consistency is key. As a result, there has been a shift to a more neutral temperature to match the architectural luminaires this resulted in the use of milky glass lights, frosted/porcelain LED bulbs and use of dim to warm bulbs.”

Tuneable LED strip in action John Cullen Lighting

Fiona Harvey, Senior Design at John Cullen Lighting says “I see a continued development of human centric lighting. More presence of tuneable and AmbiDim/Dim to warm solutions that cater for both daytime and evening scenarios. There has been popular demand for this type of technology particularly in commercial/hospitality markets, which could potentially filter more through to residential environments.”


Sabrina Fiorina, Design Associate says  “The matt black finishes are very common in the lighting industry nowadays. I think they have replaced bronze finishes as the black gives a more contemporary feel to the space.”

Miniature Minim black joinery light in action in action John Cullen Lighting

Luke Thomas, Design Director says  “A clear and continued trend towards smaller more miniaturised architectural light fittings that seamlessly blend into the interior environment. These give the option to create dramatic lighting schemes which are low glare and discreet, providing excellent visual comfort. They also maintain the focus of attention on the subject of the illumination and not the source itself. Layer this with bold decorative pendants and wall lights for the ultimate layered scheme.”

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