Creative Kitchen Lighting Options

Haley Johnston
Written by Haley Johnston
Updated June 24, 2016
modern light fixtures in kitchen
Modern light pendants add personal style to this kitchen remodel. (Photo courtesy of Moss Building & Design)

Light your kitchen with fun fixtures and sleek LED strips to create a custom look.

Lighting can play a huge part in tying together a space. Particularly in the kitchen, which usually tends to be a main gathering space for most families, lighting can help to highlight special features, add practicality to the space and infuse the homeowner's style into the design.

Here are some creative ways to light your kitchen.

LED lights inside cabinets

Many people are intrigued by long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lights and will use LEDs in their accent lighting. Using LED lights to highlight your kitchen cabinets can be a creative yet frugal way to add another dimension to your kitchen lighting, while adding a personal touch to the space.

This customer used an LED strip that changed colors to create a fun ambiance in their kitchen remodel.

blue LED light strip in kitchen
LED lights allow you to get creative with colors and placement. (Photo courtesy of Moss Building & Design)

Under-cabinet lighting

Oftentimes, it’s the subtle things that make lighting stand out in a kitchen. Adding under-cabinet lighting is not only practical for lighting areas in hard-to-reach places, but can accentuate areas of interest in the kitchen like the backsplash and countertops.

Why not shine a spotlight on the design and selections that make your kitchen beautiful?

Modern light fixtures

While practicality is usually the main goal when it comes to lighting, choosing lighting fixtures can allow customers to add their own style to a kitchen.

While some homeowners may not go as bold on the kitchen countertops or backsplash, adding modern lighting fixtures can be a good way to add the personal taste they crave — without the permanency of the other kitchen elements.

under-cabinet LED lights in kitchen
Highlight your backsplash with under-cabinet task lighting. (Photo courtesy of Moss Building & Design)

Current lighting trends

When in doubt, go with the trends. Opal rather than clear glass is gaining popularity due to it’s ability to diffuse light. Streamlined wall sconces can also play a part in lighting hard-to-reach areas, as well as add personal flair to the space.

For your fixtures, the ‘mixed metal’ look is very popular right now. Try a copper, gold and chrome combination when choosing your kitchen lighting.

Overall, there are many creative ways to light your kitchen without sacrificing practicality. Take the opportunity to let your style shine through and research the many different lighting options before starting your project.

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