The right kitchen lighting ideas could be the ingredient your space is missing. Contrary to popular belief, a kitchen remodel can be a low-effort project if you commit to changing just one feature at a time, and lighting is an excellent place to start because it can completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen. Proper lighting is key to entertaining there, not to mention making cooking and cleaning effortless. You want it to feel warm and inviting, and you don’t want it to be so dark that you miss spots on the counter—or so bright that you leave the lights off altogether. If you’re into this, you’ll be amazed by what we’re about to show you.
Like any other room in your home, your kitchen needs a balance of overhead, task and accent lighting. The stunning lighting fixture ideas cover these three categories in virtually every kitchen size. We found inspiring kitchen lighting ideas ranging from elaborate chandeliers to pendant lights in shapes we’d never seen before. Some of these kitchens have so many windows that they are light and airy during the day but need a small pendant light to shine at night. Others are galley kitchens with fixtures that serve as the primary source of light and personality.
Read on for kitchen lighting ideas that you can share directly with your interior designer or purchase and install yourself (as long as you have experience with electrical wiring). Don’t worry if you can’t afford to plan a complete renovation at this point. You’re just a light bulb away from seeing your kitchen in a new light.