3 Types Of Kitchen Lights And 25 Examples

3 types of kitchen lights and 25 examples cover

A kitchen is a functional space where you cook, sometimes eat and can do a thousand things more, that’s why it should be lit up properly. Installing the right lighting in your kitchen will bring out the best in your kitchen design, the food you prepare, and the way you feel when you are in this space. Any good kitchen lighting design will comprise various layers to make your kitchen feel warm and welcoming, while also providing functional task lighting and highlighting various accents for an attractive overall aesthetic. Here are some tips that may help you to choose right lights for the space.

Pendants/ Chandeliers

Pendants or chandeliers are great for general or ambient lighting, and can provide visual interest – standing as a focal feature in the kitchen. When selecting these decorative lights for your kitchen, be sure to choose units that throw light in all directions to enhance the overall ambient lighting within the room. Or alternatively, pick one with a shade that directs light down to create task lighting, especially over an island. You can select smaller pendants that can be installed next to one another for a more open feel and to distinguish the living space from the kitchen, or choose bigger, heavier ones to make a decorative statement.

a statement mid-century modern bubble chandelier is a cool idea to add timeless elegance and much light to the kitchen

a statement mid-century modern bubble chandelier is a cool idea to add timeless elegance and much light to the kitchen

elegant white pendant lamps with gold touches accent the kitchen and echo with the gold hardware used here

elegant white pendant lamps with gold touches accent the kitchen and echo with the gold hardware used here

cool glass pendant lamps giveas much light as possible as the lampshades are completely sheer

cool glass pendant lamps giveas much light as possible as the lampshades are completely sheer

gorgeous statement chandeliers like these ones will brign enough light and much elegance to your space

gorgeous statement chandeliers like these ones will brign enough light and much elegance to your space

an oversized metal pendant lamp echoes with the rattan chairs and brings texture

an oversized metal pendant lamp echoes with the rattan chairs and brings texture

small glass pendant lamps hung in a row make the space lit up and add chic at the same time

small glass pendant lamps hung in a row make the space lit up and add chic at the same time

a super chic dark kitchen with matching blakc pendant lamps hanging in a row is a cool and bold idea

a super chic dark kitchen with matching blakc pendant lamps hanging in a row is a cool and bold idea

elegant glass bubble pendant lamps with gold touches add chic to the kitchen and echo with the hardware

elegant glass bubble pendant lamps with gold touches add chic to the kitchen and echo with the hardware

brass geometric pendant lamps are ideal for a chic space with traditional aesthetic and they add a refined touch to it

brass geometric pendant lamps are ideal for a chic space with traditional aesthetic and they add a refined touch to it

copper pendant lamps add a metallic touch and make the kitchen look bold, chic and catchy

copper pendant lamps add a metallic touch and make the kitchen look bold, chic and catchy

chic and elegant modern takes on traditional candle chandeliers with framing brign a wow effect to the space

chic and elegant modern takes on traditional candle chandeliers with framing brign a wow effect to the space

amazing aged metal pendant lamps that echo with the stools and create a mood in the kitchen

amazing aged metal pendant lamps that echo with the stools and create a mood in the kitchen

a chic farmhouse kitchen with elegant pendant two tone lamps on chains that highlight the mood and style

a chic farmhouse kitchen with elegant pendant two tone lamps on chains that highlight the mood and style

white glass bubble pendant lamps continie the decor style of the kitchen giving it a light feeling

white glass bubble pendant lamps continie the decor style of the kitchen giving it a light feeling

super modern hanging lights that seem to be disappearing in the air are a very eye-catchy element

super modern hanging lights that seem to be disappearing in the air are a very eye-catchy element

Ceiling Lights

LED channel lights have replaced fluorescent fittings in the kitchen. LED channels are extremely energy efficient, provide a very high illumination, have a slim design and are maintenance free as the LED lights are built in. The latest models even have built in occupancy sensors which are just perfect for the pantry, scullery or laundry just off your kitchen space.

track lighting is a bold modern idea for any kitchen, it's very chic and very functional bringing much light

track lighting is a bold modern idea for any kitchen, it's very chic and very functional bringing much light

ceiling lights combined with elegant chandeliers over the kitchen island to get enough light

ceiling lights combined with elegant chandeliers over the kitchen island to get enough light

a beautiful coastal kitchen featuring wall and ceiling lights to make the whole space fully enlit

a beautiful coastal kitchen featuring wall and ceiling lights to make the whole space fully enlit

wall lamps and ceiling lights plus lights over the countertops make the kitchen look very bright

wall lamps and ceiling lights plus lights over the countertops make the kitchen look very bright

ceiling lights and original pendant lamps modernize the farmhouse kitchen done in white

ceiling lights and original pendant lamps modernize the farmhouse kitchen done in white

Under-Cabinet Lights

Under-cabinet lighting is a kitchen essential – offering an excellent source of task lighting above your countertops. To get the installation of under-cabinet lighting right, you need to hide the lights behind the edge of the wall cabinets, so you only see the light, and not the fixture. For task lighting, the fixture needs to be positioned within the first third of the cabinet, whereas, if you would like to highlight a beautiful backsplash, then it is best to position the fixture at the back of the cabinet, where it meets the wall behind. LED under-cabinet or slimline fittings as well as LED strip lights are both a great source of under-cabinet lighting.

a dark kitchen featuring under the cabinet lights and over the countertop lights as ambient lighting

a dark kitchen featuring under the cabinet lights and over the countertop lights as ambient lighting

under cabinet lights are very practical if you cook, peel and prepare here a lot

under cabinet lights are very practical if you cook, peel and prepare here a lot

install some lamps or LED lights under the cabinets to make all the countertops lit up

install some lamps or LED lights under the cabinets to make all the countertops lit up

under cabinet lights are a nice idea for a really small kitchen, where you can't hang a statement chandelier

under cabinet lights are a nice idea for a really small kitchen, where you can't hang a statement chandelier

such built-in lights over the cabinets are very functional and you'll see everything you are cooking

such built-in lights over the cabinets are very functional and you'll see everything you are cooking