Kitchen Lighting Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss

 

 

 

A bright kitchen is everything! But what happens when you don’t have enough natural light? As we all know, a kitchen’s functionality is also about proper lighting. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate lighting into your kitchen.

 

A kitchen renovation is often about shopping cabinets and making hard choices. Something you can’t overlook is the lighting. When planned properly, it allows your kitchen to reach its full potential. A picture-perfect kitchen that is also perfectly functional is the ultimate goal. Think about the kitchen tools we work with – knives, graters, heat, and flames – all potential disasters when not handled with care. And to make the best lighting choice for your kitchen, there are 3 types of lighting you should take into consideration:

 

  1. Ambient lighting – cozy lights that make your kitchen magical.

 

  1. Task lighting – helps you with kitchen work and cooking.

 

  1. Accent lighting – the focal point of the kitchen, light that draws attention to itself.

 

 

LED lighting is everything

 

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Remember back in a day when we didn’t have options when it came to lighting, especially the shades? Luckily, those days are over and our kitchens are everything but yellow now. A bright feel that brings out the best in us on a rainy day or in the middle of the night is something that makes all the difference.

 

LED lighting is ideal regardless of your goal. It works great with ambient, task, or accent lighting concepts. And unlike halogens used in the past, LEDs stay cool so your hands don’t get hot if you need to replace them. In terms of color, warm white (3,000 to 4,000 Kelvin) is more yellowish-white. These bulbs are best suited for kitchens and bathrooms. Bright white (4,000 to 5,000 Kelvin) is between white and blue tones. Another plus is that LED bulbs consume far less power, which makes them a true ally when it comes to your monthly budget. 

 

 

Pendant lighting for ambiance

 

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A kitchen with a big center island is a dream because a lot of people don’t have enough room for one. And if you’re among the lucky owners of kitchen islands, having beautiful pendant lighting will beautifully accent your kitchen island. This setup is the main focal point for anyone entering the kitchen and it’s a statement that you’ll want to add. Depending on your kitchen style, there’s a variety of pendant lights and chandeliers that can complement your kitchen. An important thing to remember, though, is that all lighting needs to be replaced or fixed from time to time, so make it accessible as best you can.

 

 

Accent track lighting

 

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Accent lighting creates a focal point by drawing the eye to a particular object. It’s used to highlight features like a coffered ceiling, arches, artwork, and special collections on display. Track lighting will give you amazing results if you’re aiming for accent lighting. This type of lighting is very popular at the moment and you can choose from a variety of colors, too.

 

 

Cabinet task Lighting 

 

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The most important lighting of it all is the cabinet or task lighting. Without it, it would be hard to cook and clean and this is exactly why we’re seeing so many effective solutions in this regard. Under-cabinet lighting does an amazing job of providing task lighting for countertop activities. It is shadow-free and provides a nice architectural feature since it emphasizes the shape and contour of the kitchen. Whether you opt for puck lights, tape/strip lights, or rope lights, it will take your kitchen activity to the next level along with your safety. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proper lighting has the power to transform a kitchen. It adds a significant impact on aesthetics and functionality. Kitchens with great lighting should have a pleasant glow: not too dim nor so bright that there’s a glare. And great kitchen lighting improves the appearance of the countertops, cabinets, and accessories. If you’re only starting your kitchen renovation and you’re nowhere near the lighting fixtures, start your process with a free 3D kitchen design. Opting for the right cabinetry is a great start when you begin working on your dream kitchen.