Your kitchen island easily becomes the focal point of your kitchen and the space in which guests and family congregate. It’s important to choose the right light fixtures to adequately light your kitchen island for functionally and aesthetics. Read on to learn some ideas for lighting your kitchen island well.
Pamela Hope Designs opted for two large-scale sculptural metal fixtures for this open, modern kitchen design. The jewelry-like fixtures add sparkle to the space but don’t visually interfere with the expansive look. The silver color also coordinate well with the stainless steel kitchen appliances.
Elizabeth Ryan Interiors created a traditional look in this open kitchen/dining/living area. Pale blue cabinets and green floral wallpaper lend a whimsical vibe. Red metal pendants play into the look, lighting above one of the double kitchen islands. Recessed lights along the perimeter provide additional task lighting.
Patricia Davis Brown Designs utilized rounded LED fixtures to light this large kitchen island. The two open circles provide plenty of light without interfering with the view. Above- and under-cabinet lighting adds warmth to the kitchen, and down lights provide additional task lighting in the space.
Davis Interiors created a transitional kitchen interior that combines brass hardware, a geometric tile backsplash and warm wood floors. Three pendants with glass globes hang above the kitchen island, complementing the design of the space. Recessed downlights along the perimeter provide additional lighting for the kitchen counters.
Kristina Phillips Interior Design created a traditional kitchen that is sure to be the epicenter for entertaining. A herringbone backsplash, bold rug and exposed ceiling beams make for a cozy and inviting space. Round glass globes hang above the kitchen island which has ample seating for guests.
Nadia Watts Interior Design selected coordinating pendants for above the kitchen island and dining table in this open kitchen/dining area. The simple features feature a metal framework with exposed bulbs. The style works well with the industrial vibe of the space, which features exposed brick, ductwork and concrete columns.
Black fixtures can be an excellent choice for an all-white kitchen as they add a clean architectural edge, especially when they coordinate with elements such as window mullions. These black pendants above the kitchen island feature decorative chains that add an interesting detail. Three fixtures evenly illuminate the surface and mirror the spacing of the windows beyond.
Double kitchen islands are a trend that is likely to stay. So how do you handle lighting not one but two islands? One option is to choose coordinating fixtures. Two sets of matching fixtures provides a uniform and symmetrical look that works well in this clean and classic design.
Now that you’ve learned some ideas for lighting your kitchen island, it’s time to do some shopping and narrow down the best fixture types and styles for your particular project. There are many options from which to choose, but knowing your goals and what you want to accomplish will help you narrow down to the best options. We hope this guide has helped!
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