Kitchen Lighting Styles and Trends

Put the spotlight on your kitchen's design with lighting that enhances its features and style. Browse these photos for inspiration.

Photo By: Designer, Tina Muller

Photo By: Designer, Andreas Charalambous

Photo By: Designer, Tina Muller

Photo By: Designer, Joel Snayd

Photo By: Sponsor, Danenberg Design

Photo By: Designer, Gladys Schanstra

Photo By: Sponsor, Danenberg Design

Photo By: Sponsor, Danenberg Design

Photo By: Designer, Shane Inman

Photo By: Merillat

Elegant Chandelier Pendants

Think about style and function when lighting your kitchen. The rubbed-bronze chandeliers with crystal accents complement this kitchen's elegant vintage design and provide valuable lighting above the island. Recessed fixtures cast soft, ambient light throughout the room. Design by Tina Muller of Drury Design

Chic Modern Centerpiece

Oversized fixtures are a growing trend in kitchen lighting, so don't be afraid to choose fixtures that make a statement. The flowing art-like light fixture above the eating area serves as the focal point and centerpiece for this modern kitchen. Design by Andreas Charalambous

Clean, Bright Lighting

Decorative pendants, wall sconces, lighted display cabinetry and recessed overhead lighting enhance this elegant traditional kitchen's open layout, and complement the room's clean white cabinetry and marble countertops. Design by Tina Muller of Drury Design

Classic Rubbed-Bronze Lighting

The bold rubbed-bronze pendants and overhead lighting complement this kitchen's white cabinetry, marble countertops and professional-grade appliances. Design by Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio

Zone Lighting

This modern kitchen features simple pendant fixtures above the bar and recessed lighting that is separated into specific zones and can be adjusted according to the use of the room. Design by Danenberg Design. Photo by Rio Caonstantini

Showcase Lighting

Light fixtures installed inside glass-front cabinets are another popular trend in kitchen design. This well-lit kitchen features recessed lighting that highlights the elegant cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting that spotlights the granite countertops and the wet bar sink, as well as lighted display cabinets to show off special stemware. Design by Gladys Schanstra of Drury Design

Special Feature Lighting

The under-cabinet lighting in this modern kitchen puts the spotlight on the room's wet bar and sink. Design by Danenberg Design

Light From Above

This modern kitchen features above-cabinet lighting that complements the clean lines of the cabinetry and highlights the open layout of the space. Design by Danenberg Design

Bejeweled Canopy Fixture

Light fixtures in non-traditional shapes are another hot trend in kitchen lighting. The canopy-like bejeweled light fixture above the table in this gourmet kitchen provides an elegant alternative to traditional lighting. Design by Shane Inman

Spotlight Style

By including lights in cabinets with glass doors, this kitchen puts the spotlight on unique dishes and accessories that complement the backsplash and style of the design. Image courtesy of Merillat Cabinets

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