Whether renovating an entire kitchen or just revamping the lighting, considering the type of lighting to use is essential to getting the desired look and feel. Paying attention to lighting ensures that the kitchen has ambient lighting spread evenly throughout, task lighting where needed, and accent lighting to highlight the features of the kitchen design.
The large kitchens and open-concept homes that are so popular require a well-conceived lighting plan that offers practical functionality and unequaled aesthetics. LED lighting has become popular for precisely these reasons. Choosing LED lights for the kitchen lets you create striking looks that maximize visibility and elevate the design.
Are LED Lights Good in a Kitchen?
Modern kitchen lighting requires layered lighting, just like any other room in a home. Even in the tiniest kitchen, one light source cannot provide the lighting needed for safety, functionality, and aesthetics. Undercounter LEDS offer task lighting in cooking spaces and can highlight special features. However, an LED pendant or chandelier is the way to make a design statement in the kitchen, especially over the island. They offer luminous ambient lighting and can be used in unique and exciting ways.
Monza 24 Inch LED Large Pendant by Kuzco Lighting
If glam is not the first thing you think about kitchens, the Monza 24 Inch LED Large Pendant by Kuzco Lighting will change your mind. The sleek black finish on the architectural framework highlights the bright light dancing around the chic, circular gold frame. The lighting demonstrates the flexibility available in LED designs.
What Are the Benefits of Using LED Lights?
LEDs are especially good for kitchens because they offer many benefits that other types of lighting cannot. They use less energy, last longer, and are more environmentally friendly. But the main benefit they bring to kitchens is how they can be used in the lighting plan. Lighting designers have fully embraced the flexibility of LEDs and use them to develop gorgeous lighting that makes stand-alone statements whenever they are used.
ET2 Lighting Penrose 16 Inch LED Large Pendant
This dramatic black-and-white kitchen gets a boost from the cubist work of art that is the ET2 Lighting Penrose 16 Inch LED Large Pendant. These chic pendants keep the style open and airy while supporting the minimalist vibe. They stand out beautifully against the white cabinetry and bring symmetry to the look.
Quoizel Canvas 56 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light
Doubling as accent and task lighting, the stunning Quoizel Canvas 56 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light provides functional lighting over this kitchen island. A reimagining of Mondrian’s signature rectangles and squares in pure white, the fixture includes an integrated light source demonstrating LED design creativity.
Robert Sonneman Corso 45 Inch 1 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by SONNEMAN
The deceptively simple design of the Robert Sonneman Corso 45 Inch 1 Light LED Linear Suspension Light by SONNEMAN brings a gentle glow to this kitchen. A softly contoured undulation of linear illumination, it throws warm light around the space, generating interest with subtle shadows that set the mood for entertaining.
What Type of Lighting Is Best for a Kitchen?
Kitchen lighting can make a big difference in the overall feel of a home. Determining what type of lighting is best for a kitchen depends greatly on its style. Whether choosing chandeliers, linear suspension lights, or pendant lights for kitchens, consider how much lighting is needed and how big the kitchen is. In terms of decorative lighting over the kitchen island, dramatic fixtures are meant to attract attention as a focal point. However, it is essential to ensure the decorative lighting is proportional so the kitchen doesn’t feel cramped or the lighting doesn’t get lost.
Schonbek Beyond Hibiscus 3 Inch LED Mini Pendant
Exuding soft, warm illumination, a trio of Schonbek Beyond Hibiscus 3 Inch LED Mini Pendants adds an elegant twist to this kitchen. These delicate, graceful drops of exquisite crystal command attention against the black cabinets. These pendants present a chic way to move glowing light around the kitchen with a charming luster.
Eurofase Lighting Barletta 37 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light
The sleek and whimsical rods at varying lengths with clear seeded glass orbs of Eurofase Lighting Barletta 37 Inch LED Linear Suspension Light make it versatile and on-trend. They offer a stunning focal point during the day and subtle suffused light when the sun goes down. They cast a gentle glow throughout the space.
Eurofase Lighting Annilo 14 Inch LED Large Pendant
Installing large pendants over the kitchen island is a great way to flaunt its beauty. This pair of Eurofase Lighting Annilo 14 Inch LED Large Pendants bring attention to the gorgeous countertops. The chrome and nickel finish works well with the warm flooring and cabinets. The light is directed downward, making it an excellent selection for task lighting.