2022 Lighting Trends

We can expect some eclectic lighting trends this upcoming year. From alabaster finishes to vintage finds and LED light art, there’s something for everyone. Some of our favorite lighting looks are making a come-back and others are creative reinventions of classics. We’re seeing a variety of looks: anything from colorful pendants to sculptural, organic, and curvy shapes. What is exciting is that all of these trends are extremely versatile and will become timeless pieces will age. Continue reading to find out what lighting trends to expect for 2022. We’ve curated some looks from a collection of our favorite trend-making brands.

First in the list of 2022 design favorites: Alabaster finishes

This new favorite features warm neutrals and classic white tones complemented by sculptural and clean shapes. It’s simple and classic, with a touch of funky flair. What makes alabaster finishes so unique is that they can be paired with funky, colorful accents or enhance a minimalist monastery. Even combine it with industrial-style bulbs or wood fixtures to create a layered and bold look. Crisp Alabaster pairs well with sustainable and natural materials, another important trend coming into 2022. Natural materials such as wood, glass, bamboo, fabric, seagrass, leather, and even paper have been seen.

Another Favorite for 2022: Maximizing Minimalism

Make a statement with sculptural lighting. Modern Minimalism is a take on streamlined design that incorporates up-to-date shapes, colors, and textures. Not only is minimalism a decor style, but it’s also a way of life. Creating a functional space through minimalism is all the rave for 2022. Given this defined style has little, to no flair, everything must have a purpose. Understandably, it’s easy to see why lighting is such an integral part of minimalist design. Discover Walman by Kichler, one of our favorite partner brands. This collection does not attempt to be the center of attention. Rather, these fixtures blend easily into your decor. Its modern simplicity and effortless style make this fixture a talking point. Two finishes are available for this fixture; matte black and matte white. 

Scandinavian Style

The attractiveness of this trend derives from its unusual confluence of elements: sophisticated, warm, and inviting. Simplicity and harmony are effectively integrated with clean, minimalist elements in Scandinavian design. Here are the essentials that make this design so enticing. Hygge is a Danish term characterized as “a sense of cozy and comfortable togetherness that engenders a sense of happiness or well-being,” according to The New Yorker.

This phrase is what differentiates this design style from the others. Instead of emphasizing one attribute, Scandinavian design excels at blending the ideals of comfort and warmth with sentiments of well-being and contentment. Typically, the area will also have a neutral color scheme plus pops of texture, eccentric fabrics, and/or splashes of color.

White Lights with Unique Textures & Elements

When trying out new lighting trends, don’t be afraid to experiment with textures, shapes, and layers. This trend lets your lighting fixtures be the focal point, allowing you to express your style in a new, modern way. Incorporating light fixtures with unique accent features can enhance your space’s overall look and feel. 


Textured lighting fixtures are functional and stylish, making them a great addition to any room. If you are looking for a light fixture with some added flair, check out one of our partner brands, Corbett Lighting. Their Graffiti collection combines superb craftsmanship and innovative design for eye-catching pieces.

More Trends to Come!

In 2022, there are so many new exciting lighting trends to choose from when updating your fixtures. Whether you prefer pieces with sleek finishes or dynamic textures, there is something for you this year!

At Gross Electric, we have the best selection of trendy lighting fixtures. Visit us at our Toledo and Ann Arbor showrooms to find the perfect piece for you. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, so we get to know everyone personally to find lighting best suited for your needs. We are confident that we will find you the perfect fixture for your space! 

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