Choosing The Right Lights
Choosing the type of light for the right atmosphere can be a tough task, especially for restaurants. High end places can range from dimly lit, romantic places all the way up to high brightness chic places or anything else in between. For most cases, you’ll want a fixture that is really versatile and able to adapt to day time lunch hours and evening dinner or late night bar style look. Most places that don’t have large open windows will want dimmable, warm white light fixtures to ensure a proper fit for both times of the day. On the other hand, Cafe’s should try to be brighter and more uplifting with brighter lighting that typical restaurants. Small, colorful pendants work for high traffic cafe’s while slower area’s will do better with more rustic looking fixtures. In either case, a good idea is to look at other styles for inspiration and then let us know what styles you prefer for a custom quote.
Popular Finishes For Restaurant Lighting
New trends are constantly popping up on the market and in today’s fast paced environment we keep up with the latest colors that are perfect for many applications. First off, a coffee finish is quickly becoming a popular color among high end establishments – it’s also known as dark bronze color. For lunch bars, white and black finishes are a top choice in the last few years – clean and minimalist style fixtures. Rustic fixtures are also a center piece of many bars and restaurants with ever increasing selection of ceiling, pendant and table lamps. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
Variety When Lighting For Restaurants
People love to be excited by visuals, and light fixtures are important in that sense. Try to keep the “style” the same but introduce some variety into your dinning area. Typically there is four to eight different models that will go into a typical design: Bar Pendants, Entryway/Hallway Lights, Vanity and Accent lighting. Of course it will vary from project to project but generally people will mix and match a few chandeliers or styles of lights together to make beautiful designs. Some samples of this can be seen in the images below – a good reference from some of the high end places out there.