Lighting ideas for your kitchen

Colour schemes, lighting and layout can transform your kitchen into the heart of your home and make your space the place where cooking and entertaining are the soul of the room. Hankering after new ideas on how to illuminate your kitchen? Wondering how to incorporate task lighting with overhead lighting and ambient accents? With these six key lighting ideas for your kitchen, you can create a contemporary or classic space where the design does the talking.

1) An artistic colour splash

Do you have a neutral palette to work with? A grey, white or black kitchen that needs some oomph? Inject colour into the space with clever lighting design and create a magazine-worthy kitchen that feels light, bright and luxurious. A trio of Jelly Pendant Lights in multiple colours hung over an island or worktop will give you a jewel-toned look that works exceptionally well for both task and overhead lighting.

2) The raw beauty of industrial style lighting

Love that raw industrial look? Achieve edgy style in the kitchen using copper and gold pendant lights inspired by old Victorian railways. Perfect for task lighting over kitchen countertops or in a set of two or three as a main focal point, industrial style kitchen lighting highlights the beauty and sheen of glistening metals.

3) The gloss and glam of glass lighting

Want a luxury kitchen that oozes style elegance? Choose Italian marble worktops, smoke grey walls and glossy white cabinets. Top it off with clear mouth-blown crystal glass pendants for a pristine look that's pure and timeless. Space-saving pendants can be installed at the height of your liking and will create ambience and light that is ideal for both cooking and entertaining. Or, position glass pendant lights over a kitchen table and add a sophisticated design element to your dining space.

4) Art Deco vibes with feature lighting

Hang orb shaped pearl pendant lights over a kitchen island and channel The Great Gatsby glamour of the 1920s. Choose gold accent fittings for a pop of warmth against white or grey kitchen cabinets or go dramatic with gunmetal fittings. Both practical and stylish, orb pendants in the kitchen give you a gorgeous focal point, whether you're using the space as a social hub or for preparing meals.

5) A dark and decadent entertaining space

If you have an open plan kitchen with a designated dining area, zone it out with smart lighting solutions. For something dark, decadent and moody that lends itself to get-togethers with friends and family, hang a trio of decorative pendant lights over the dining table. Our Joseph Pendant Light offers both form and function; exquisitely sculpted with fins that diffuse light and cast a tranquil glow.

6) Satisfying symmetry

Glossy, minimalistic and crafted from hand-spun aluminium, Portobello Pendant Lights is a great choice if you're looking for satisfying symmetry in your kitchen. Rather than choosing one pendant light, opt for two and give your space the balance it needs to look aesthetically pleasing. Space your pendants equal widths apart and not only will you get illumination from two light sources but you'll also create a harmony that gives a greater sense of flow and design.

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