Yes, there’s a move towards layered lighting with a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Ambient Lighting: This is the general, overall lighting of the kitchen intended to illuminate the entire space uniformly. Task Lighting: As the name suggests, task lighting is focused on specific areas where tasks are performed, such as food preparation, cooking, and cleaning. Accent Lighting: This type of lighting is used to highlight certain features or create visual interest in the kitchen. It’s more about aesthetics than functionality.
Smart lighting systems are also gaining popularity, typically controlled by voice, smart phones or motion detection. They not only make life more convenient and efficient but can also contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.