Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas

Written by: Erica Spangler
Design Specialist
(800) 375-3403

Lighting fixtures should be looked at as functional design elements. Here's a few tips to make your kitchen lighting really shine!

Tip #1

Choose your kitchen lighting based on location and function

Choose pendants for task lighting over a sink or an island

Archie Single Mini Pendant

Progress Lighting $73.17

Choose recessed lighting instead of fluorescent lights

Recessed Lighting with Adjustable Eyeball Trim

Progress Lighting $45.00

Choose under cabinet lighting for ambient lighting at night

Xenon Light Bar

WAC Lighting $36.00

Choose track lighting instead of using pendants or recessed lights

Bellamy Collection Ceiling Fixture

Kichler Lighting $312.40

Tip #3

Keep your kitchen lighting and decor within one theme

Think in terms of styles: modern, traditional, transitional (above), etc.

Tip #2

Incorporate 3 types of lighting into your kitchen area to tie the whole space together

Led Button Light

WAC $58.00

Tip #4

If your dining room and kitchen are connected, chandeliers that complement your kitchen decor are key

3 Light Crystal Mini Chandelier

Minka Lavery $139.90


Tip #5

Complement your kitchen light fixtures’ finish to your appliances

Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator

GE $2499.00

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