The kitchen is a place to relax, cook and entertain. The heart of the home has so much to offer, but one important feature doesn’t get as much attention as it should: lighting. Kitchen lighting is important because it keeps you safe by making sure you can see what’s in front of you and adds a cozy feel to your next family dinner or dinner party with friends.
Kitchens should never compromise safety with inadequate lighting; even though kitchens don’t have high ceilings like bedrooms, they still need adequate light sources all around to keep you safe no matter what time of day or night.
Before I share some beautiful kitchen lighting pictures, here are three tips to get you started.
How To Get Started With Kitchen Lighting?
A kitchen’s lighting configuration should be carefully planned to match the layout of your room. The size and shape of your kitchen will largely determine how much lighting you need.
There are three types based on function: Ambient, accent, or task-based lighting. This provides a better sense of light and brightness in the room, depending on which one you choose for your needs.
Ambient lighting provides the general sense of light and brightness in a room. It is different from task or accent lights that illuminate specific areas, such as under-cabinet lights and for food preparation and creative lamps. These are all examples of appropriate tasks that could be done without ambient lighting, but instead, require other sources when you need something more focused.
Choosing a Striking Finish
Once you have a plan in mind for your light fixtures, it is important to consider the finishes. Choosing a finish that corresponds with your mood or the style of your kitchen. It is crucial to consider brass, nickel, white, black chrome among many others.
Consider the surface of your kitchen as a focal point. Is it more of a light and airy space with white, black, or natural colors? Or do you prefer dark woods that provide an intimate atmosphere for cooking in the winter? Aspiring bakers will need more countertops than those who only prepare an occasional dinner.
Many homeowners opt for a single surface for their kitchen, while others mix and match surfaces depending on the mood they want to evoke when preparing food at home. Therefore check out how different hues affect the mood, from muted tones like blue-gray slate tiles to LED lights installed above standard cabinets – perfect if you don’t have many windows.
There are many fixtures and designs that looks amazing in your kitchen, but here are few that I love.
- Track lights.
- Carbinet lights.
- Can lights.
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