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Erica Galindo
Celebrating Food, Faith and Family
Last edited on: April 25, 2016.

From chandeliers, to hanging pendants, to flushmounts, and many more, there are a number of beautiful lighting options for you and your kitchen. The lighting in your kitchen can set a specific mood for your entire home. I always think of the kitchen as the center of the home; it is where food is prepared and celebrated, and where families gather to share meals, relax, and talk about the important things of the day.

Lighting for the Kitchen Large Island Designing Home Lighting

Whether the lighting is light and airy, dark and more subdued, or a little more artsy, there  are a wide range of options to consider for your kitchen.

Lighting Design for the Kitchen - Designing Home Lighting

This kitchen floods with natural sunlight with the help of just a few high hats in the ceiling. The ambiance of this lighting style is very warm, bright and sunny, creating an inviting environment for hosting big parties or simple family dinners.

Designing Home Lighting kitchen

A sharp contrast from the previous image, this eat-in-kitchen shows a more artistic and contemporary style with unique sixties style hanging pendants. This, personally, is one of my favorites. I love the way the pendants play off the vibe of the funky pop colors of electric pink, orange and turquoise. The combination is upbeat and whimsical.

Designing Home Lighting kitchen


Designing Home Lighting kitchen

From the unique glass bulbs to the interesting circular pendant in this rich teal blue kitchen, these images show very individualistic style and taste. The dramatic color on the cabinets and the base of the island creates a big wow factor. The use of velvet on the bar stools repeats the feel of all-out glamour.

Designing Home Lighting kitchen

This kitchen pulls the heart strings with a bit of a modern country living twist. For a more relaxed feel, the designer used small hanging light fixtures to incorporate a softer direct light over the breakfast bar. There is also accent lighting built into the bottom of the cabinets that lights up the work space that is perfect when preparing dinner for the family.

Designing Home Lighting kitchen

The glass and wrought iron materials used in these lights add an airy counterbalance to the overall theme of rich wood cabinetry and flooring in the kitchen. To create a natural organic feel for the space using color, the designer chose a clever combination of mossy yellow green with maple stained hardwood flooring.

You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.

2 Samuel 22:29

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