41. Ceiling Tea Lights
Tea lights are small lights with gentle glows, so you usually need a few of them to light up an area. We’ve seen just how effective this type of lighting can be, and they look great when they are fixed points in the ceiling. This idea adds a bit of variety by featuring a row of small drop-down lights to the mix of tea lights.
42. Bar Lighting
Bars and clubs are known for their colorful choice in lighting that glow and illuminate. You can use the same idea in your kitchen, adding a bit of color and bringing the excitement and livelihood of a bar right into the comfort of your own home.
43. Industrial Kitchen Lamps
These type soft lights are usually found in restaurant kitchens and as you can imagine, they do a great job of keeping the area well-lit. The chrome color is sleek, classy and modern and is aesthetically pleasing.
44. Ceiling Light Panels
Instead of fixed circular lights in the ceiling, square panels are used instead and bright, fluorescent lights brighten the all-white kitchen. The type of light certainly plays into how bright the kitchen is and the stand-alone lamp gives the table its own spotlight.
45. Single Dining Light
With a brightly-coloured kitchen like this, light reflects and bounces easily, so you don’t need lots of lights. The white lights work better in this case as they are brighter and the lamp over the table is only supported by two small lights over the stove and counter and the wide window keeps the sink well-lit.
46. Scalloped Hanging Lamps
Large light fixtures often complement a kitchen with simple decor like this when their design is more detailed and artistic. While the lamps are completely white, the three-dimensional patterning brings them to life.
47. Hidden Counter Lights
Some of the kitchen lighting ideas we’ve seen so far have featured the covert hidden counter lights. If you have cabinetry over your counters, it’s very likely that your lights don’t reach them. With these lights, however, their specific purpose is to light up the counters, making it easier to see.
48. Hidden Cabinet Lights
If you prefer a glow to a direct light, it’s better to place your lights in a spot that keeps your kitchen well-lit without being directed at a certain spot. Placing them behind cabinets keeps the light beam facing upward toward the ceiling, which diffuses the intensity of the light before spreading it out, creating a soft glow.
49. Olden Chandelier
Chandeliers are a great way to hold many light origins in a particular spot. This concentrates the light source and intensifies the brightness of the light. The actual design of the chandelier works as additional decor for your kitchen.
50. Floor Lamps
A lot of kitchen lighting ideas are overhead, either on the ceiling or behind counters, but in this next idea, the lights are placed along the bottom edges of counters, which bounce the lights off the wood and cast a glow on the floor.
There are many ways that you can brighten and light up your kitchen space to make it more inviting and hospitable. With these 50 different kitchen lighting ideas, you have a rich mine from which you can draw inspiration. You can use any one of them or combine your favorite ideas to create a personalized and unique lighting design that suits you and your kitchen.