15 Pendant Lights to Elevate + Illuminate Your Kitchen

Update boring and outdated kitchen lighting with a beautiful pendant that adds style, charm and ambiance.

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May 23, 2019

Padoga Pendant

Turn heads in your traditional or transitional kitchen with this pagoda-style lantern pendant. The pretty, curved lantern cage is crafted from metal and features three dimmable lights. Choose between brushed or polished nickel, or opt for burnished bronze to add rustic appeal to your design. Display two or three over your kitchen island to illuminate and anchor an open-concept kitchen and living space.

Buy It: Wayfair, $132.87

Wire-Weave Dome Pendant

Make a modern statement with a pair of these wire-weave dome pendants over your kitchen island. The striking, sculptural globe shade is made of hand-welded iron wire and offered in three sizes and finishes. Choose the icy white or earthy gray to add a sleek accent to your minimalist design, or bring warmth overhead with the gorgeous, golden brass finish.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $299.00-$599.00

Triple Island Pendant

Light up your contemporary kitchen with this beautiful triple pendant light. The clean-line design sports a polished nickel finish and three dimmable lights with glass globe shades.

Buy It: Joss and Main, $289.99 (Originally $477.99)

Bohemian Dome Pendant

Grab one of these dreamy, bohemian dome pendants to dangle over your circular breakfast table, or snag a pair to shine above your kitchen island. This beautiful pendant is crafted from whitewashed bamboo to create a breezy fixture that's fitting for beachy, bohemian and country cottage styles alike.

Buy It: Joss and Main, $125.99

Manhattan Pendant

Bring some brightness to your midcentury kitchen with this jute and steel pendant light. The stunning fixture is crafted from a durable steel frame and features fine jute details. The combination of natural jute with the modern frame yields an accessory that's guaranteed to bring a golden glow and a heightened style to any space.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $198.40 (Originally $248.00)

Oversized Industrial Pendant

Spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Equip your space with pro-quality pieces like this oversized, industrial pendant light. The dome design is crafted from acid-washed solid iron that's hot-dipped to achieve a gunmetal patina. The rustproof fixture comes with sleek black cords and features a matte powder-coated finish for durability. Add it to your loft apartment, or use it to bring a little edge to your farmhouse kitchen design.

Buy It: CB2, $199.00

Minimalist + Chic Pendant

Looking for a no-fail lighting option? This chic, white ceramic pendant delivers every time. It sports a classic silhouette and a glossy white finish that promises to play well with any of your current (or future!) kitchen decor. The ceramic shade stands apart from similar designs because it features a subtle, ribbed texture throughout that gives it an undeniably high-end look.

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $388.00

White + Gilded Dome Pendant

This sleek dome pendant appears fresh and clean with a simple white exterior and a glamorous, gilded shade interior. The gold-leaf finish adds chic contrast to the fixture and ushers a luxurious glow above any kitchen island or dining nook.

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $348-$548

Glossy Copper Pendant

Go glam with this gorgeous, glossy copper pendant. The ultra-sleek sphere design is suited for a modern or contemporary design. We envision this fixture reinvigorating a basic white kitchen or making a dazzling statement against dramatic black cabinetry.

Buy It: Nordstrom, $330.00

Bronze Lantern Pendant

Grab one or two of these classic, bronze lantern pendants to give your kitchen a timeless update. We envision this design shining above an island or breakfast table in a traditional, transitional or modern farmhouse setting.

Buy It: Birch Lane, $215.99

Geo Cage Pendant

Spice up your urban kitchen with these edgy, geo cage pendant lights. The unique pendant is crafted from durable iron and features a frame of concentric, mobile rectangles that surround a single, vintage-style light bulb. Grab a pair of the modern fixtures to enhance your kitchen workspace.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $299.00

Hand-Molded Pendant

Infuse your kitchen with vintage charm with this hand-molded pendant light. The polished nickel design is inspired by retro light designs and is sure to bring an air of elegance to any space. Put two of these lovely pendants in a kitchen with classic, black-and-white floors to maximize their vintage charm.

Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $398.97 (Originally $529.00)

Retro Globe Pendant

Hollywood glamour in the kitchen? Yes, please. These stylish frosty globe pendants possess a star quality that transcends time. The dreamy design is reminiscent of retro vanity lights. It's crafted from a sturdy iron frame with a sophisticated, satin brass finish and features a single frosted glass shade.

Buy It: CB2, $149.00

Schoolhouse-Inspired Pendant

These schoolhouse-inspired pendants are at the top of their class. Each one features a glass shade and an iron frame with a hand-painted bronze or nickel finish.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $189-$209

Modern + Industrial Pendant

Simplify your kitchen design with this sleek, glass pendant design. The industrial fixture includes a transparent glass shade and sports plated metal hardware with a contrasting bronze finish. Add a pair above your rolling, industrial metal kitchen cart, or use a few to illuminate your butcher-block island.

Buy It: west elm, $109.00