Design Trends in the food industry are constantly changing based on society and what’s popular with consumers and design trends are no different. They are constantly evolving so it’s important for your business to keep this in mind if you are considering updating your catering facility or restaurant in 2018.

More and more, the food industry is building its business around a central theme or concept and this extends to how the dining space is designed and organised.

For instance, one of the most important aspects that the younger generation consider when going out is the Instagram potential of a restaurant, or whether the decor is unique enough to post on social media.  So, you should keep in mind how photogenic your dining space is, especially if you are aiming at a younger market.

With over a decade of experience in catering design we know that the design of a restaurant can have a profound impact on your customers. Implementing a new and unique style of décor can help bring in more guests and boost your profits, so it’s worth being aware of what’s on trend.

Here is just a taste of some of the popular themes we are seeing with clients across the UK from the high street to education sectors.

Botanical Theme

There is a growing trend in many foodservice establishments to offer food that is not only delicious but also healthy and nutritious. As a result, many of our clients are choosing to use greenery and living walls in their décor that reinforces a feeling of health and vitality.

Modern theme

Many restaurant owners are choosing a more minimalist style giving a sleek and modern uncluttered feel with cleaner lines, crisp colour palettes and understated furniture, giving a timeless look which won’t feel dated as trends come and go.

 Industrial /Rustic Theme

The urban industrial/rustic style is still proving a favourite. Exposed brick and aged leather seating, conduit feature lighting and feature piece counters are all key elements of this popular design.





 Lighting design is always a crucial factor in any restaurant design process and whilst feature, big and bold Edison bulb lighting remains popular, there is a nod towards more natural, recessed lighting, lots of natural light, picture windows and sleek fixtures, which is both adaptable and flexible.

To find out how RDA can help you with your next catering project please call 0844 873 4993

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