Designing a kitchen the right way requires meticulous planning – every element from the countertops to the backsplash, cabinet fronts and even the kitchen lighting has to be put into consideration when designing the interior décor of a kitchen. Introducing the right lighting into a kitchen’s décor not only enhances the beauty of every other element within the kitchen, the choice of lighting can also define your kitchen’s ambiance while making a décor statement of its own as well.
Hence, the importance of a well-lit kitchen cannot be overemphasized – it is after all where the sharp and hot objects are – and while dim lights within the kitchen might seem attractive, bright kitchen lighting reduces the risk of injuries and accidents within the kitchen.
Choosing the perfect lighting for your kitchen is dependent on an array of factors such as the amount of natural light that flows into the kitchen, placement of island, the height of the kitchen and much more.
Whether your home features a country, chic, Scandinavian or ultra-modern interior décor, here are 20 of our brightest lighting ideas for your kitchen.
Illumination within this kitchen is provided by natural light which filters into the kitchen via the clear panes of glass as well as ample lighting sources provided by bulbs on the ceiling thus this kitchen features an even distribution of light over worktops and islands. A sparkly white interior decor grounded by a touch of brown finishing on the floor, countertops and a section of the wall makes for adequate reflection of light.
Not every kitchen has the luxury of bright colors and clear window panes that let natural light in – lighting up this otherwise dark kitchen requires some heavy illumination. A constellation of bright lights strategically positioned on the ceiling and a single pendant light illuminating the kitchen sink makes this kitchen lighting idea the perfect fit for this kitchen.
This kitchen lighting idea sees four bright pendant bulbs work in tandem with smaller bulbs scattered across the ceiling of the kitchen to liven the ambiance within this kitchen as well as provide adequate illumination across all corners of this kitchen. Reflective surfaces like the glass countertop make for proper dispersion of light across the room.
This well-lit kitchen features clear window panes that let light in, reflective ceramic surfaces to aid light dispersion, 3 different electric lighting styles – a fancy drop-in light making a décor statement on one end of the room, a quadruple drop-in set to illuminate the island and ceiling bulbs to ensure the brightest lighting within this kitchen.
This kitchen lighting idea reechoes our thoughts when we wrote in the first paragraph of this article that “Introducing the right lighting into a kitchen’s décor not only enhances the beauty of every other element within the kitchen, the choice of lighting can also define your kitchen’s ambience while making a décor statement of its own as well”. This blue LED lighting not only gives this kitchen a tranquil ambiance, it also lights up specific work areas within the kitchen. Silver and ceramic surfaces bounce off the light and increase illumination.
It is hard to lose anything in this kitchen as every facet of it is well-lit. This kitchen lighting idea showcases a combination of LED lights, pendant lights, counter top lights and backsplash lighting as well. Worthy of a spot on 20 of our brightest kitchen lighting ideas, this kitchen’s interior aids in its overall illumination – light colors such as the combination of cream and tan brown (offered by the cabinets) within the décor help to bounce light around the kitchen.
Not exactly a fan of bright lighting but you would love to brighten up specific work areas? A pendant light shining above the cooker, a backsplash light and clear glass window panes might just be all the kitchen lighting you need to illuminate your kitchen effectively.
The key to having a well-lit kitchen is keeping the painting simple yet elegant, allowing natural light in, as well as combining several kitchen lighting sources. This kitchen features multiple avenues for ample lighting that makes for a perfectly illuminated kitchen – reflective surfaces, clear glass panels, varying lighting sources and a white theme.
Most of the chopping, kneading and much more happen on the kitchen island hence it is very important that this element within the kitchen is the focal point of your kitchen lighting ideas. Here we see the kitchen island receive adequate lighting from twin pendant lights. This somewhat vintage kitchen interior décor still manages to retain its defining elements as bulbs within the ceiling further highlight their elegance. Light gets thrown around the room by reflective surfaces yet darker colors on the wood finishes keep the room humid.
A predominantly white interior décor is easier to illuminate as colors bounce around easily. This kitchen lighting idea features a large center chandelier, two pendant lights and a number of small LED lights in the ceiling for an all round illumination. Backsplash lighting ensures that no “unforeseen” accidents happen around the cooker.
Multiple lighting sources make for proper illumination at night, while the clear window panes offer natural lighting during the day. This kitchen lighting idea features three conspicuously positioned pendant lights illuminating the kitchen island and an array of LED ceiling lights to scatter lights across every part of the kitchen.
Twin DIY candlelight chandeliers drop from the ceiling to brighten the kitchen island. Natural light filters in through the clear window pane on the far right as backsplash lighting highlights vital sections of the kitchen. The presence of LED ceiling lights completes the criteria for a perfectly lit kitchen.
The interior design of this kitchen showcases a dominant white theme with lighter shades of blue and nature’s green thus giving room for the natural lighting provided through the window to bounce around within the kitchen. Three glass chandeliers offer proper illumination to the kitchen island as well as other corners of the kitchen. It goes without saying that this kitchen lighting caters for this kitchen both during the day and at night.
Three drop ceiling lights, well-lit shelves, and in-ceiling lights work together to illuminate every element within this kitchen. Natural lighting filters in through the large window panes visible on the far right to provided added illumination during the day.
This kitchen lighting idea is centered on pendant lights – the kitchen island has a pendant chandelier to provide proper illumination as three pendant lights offer extra illumination within this kitchen. Warm colors and reflective surfaces within this kitchen ensure a well-lit kitchen.
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This wood finish kitchen is illuminated by multiple light sources. Clear window panes usher in natural lighting, candlesticks provide light and warmth, while electrical lights strategically positioned on the ceiling and various corners of the kitchen makes this kitchen lighting idea worthy of a spot on our list of 20 Brightest Kitchen Lighting ideas.
A kitchen can hardly get any more illuminated than this one.
Large clear window panes leave this kitchen open to ample natural lights that bounce off the reflective surfaces within the kitchen such as the kitchen island – this gets even brighter with large chandelier lights beaming right on it.
A white interior décor not only reeks of tranquility and purity, it also exemplifies elegance. Merge such an interior décor with a bright white pendant chandelier and equally white kitchen furniture and you have one of the brightest kitchen lightings.
Backsplash lights, in-ceiling lights, and pendant lights all combine to portray this contemporary kitchen lighting idea.
A perfect combination of a variety of light sources and designs not only enhances the beauty of every other element within the kitchen, it also defines this kitchen’s ambiance while making a décor statement of its own as well.