The kitchen is one of the most-used spaces in a home. Not only is it used for meal preparation, but it is the space that guests naturally congregate. A good lighting scheme is a must for the proverbial heart of your house.
Vintage style meets industrial minimalism for this semi-flush-mount ceiling light. Paired with slate blue cabinets and stone tile floors, these fixtures impart an edge to this trendy kitchen design. Statement lighting isn’t just for above an island; don’t neglect your kitchen sink lighting.
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For this traditional kitchen design, Leah Atkins of Leah Atkins Design uses copper pendants to light a kitchen island. The warm texture blends with the paneled wood cabinets. Bright green upholstered bar stools provide a whimsical touch.
For her renovation of the Laurel Avenue Residence, Kelly Taylor of Kelly Taylor Interior Designs conceived the kitchen as a central hub for the home. Three bass half-globe pendants hang above the island, illuminating this multi-functional surface. This space is the homeowner’s very favorite in the completed renovation.
This kitchen refresh in Pennsylvania by Deborah Bettcher of Decorating Den Interiors mixes traditional and contemporary elements. She selected pendants for above the island and dining table that resemble tapered candles, adding warmth and sparkle. Thoughtful touches like banquette seating and window valences round out the space.
A mostly white kitchen makes a home feel freshly renovated. For this kitchen design by Andrea Van Soest of Vantage Design Studio, two glass globe pendants illuminate the counter. The black detailing of the fixtures coordinates with the black kitchen faucet and bar stools.
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If you are aiming for an all white or nearly all white kitchen design, choose pendants that complement the tone. But of course you don’t want your kitchen to be boring. These pendants feature a chunky chain and gold lining, allowing them to work with the neutral decor while adding a bit of pizzaz.
For this elegant residence in London, Benjamin Ibanez of FCI Interiors made the light fixtures the focal point of the open kitchen and dining area. A dramatic, cascading multi-pendant fixture with smoked glass shades dominates the dining area. A structured double-ended pendant illuminates the kitchen island.
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A clean, symmetrical kitchen design benefits from two sets of elegant globe pendants. The lighting echos the layout of the space, adequately lighting both sets of kitchen islands. The pendants’ metal framework stands out against the white backdrop.
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In this statement-making kitchen design by Patricia Davis Brown Designs, a glass kitchen island resembles waves on water. Recessed can light fixtures and a flush range hood keep the ceiling plane simple, allowing the focus to stay on the counter detail and corresponding wall art.
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Can’t decide between a round or square fixture? This flush-mount fixture allows you to have the best of both. Its simple form is the perfect touch for this bold teal kitchen.
A galley kitchen design can still maximize on space by incorporating light finishes and colorful accents. Understated light fixtures, including a wall sconce and semi-flush mount fixture with frosted glass and brass detailing coordinate with the cabinet hardware.
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This tidy white kitchen features a white subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and open wood shelving. A simple flush mount ceiling light is an excellent choice to keep the space feeling open, airy and decluttered. This fixture features a simply glass shade that blends into the clean white backdrop.
A simple three-light semi-flush ceiling light with clear glass globes and a brass finish is the perfect addition to this functional kitchen. White upper cabinets contrast with wood lower cabinets. Open shelves with cookware on display combined with artwork and countertop decor show this kitchen is often used for cooking.
Kitchen lighting is an extremely important consideration for your home. You need adequate task light for preparing food as well as ambient light to make it a great space for entertaining. With these kitchen lighting ideas, you should be able to implement a successful lighting strategy for your own kitchen.
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