What are different types of lighting for your kitchen?
Ambient lighting is the primary source of light in a space. It has to evenly spread light across the room, and can do so with a combination of chandeliers, pendant lights, recessed lighting, and flush mounts.
Ambient light often leaves shadows in areas that require more focus. With the help of task lighting, work surfaces and cabinetry are properly illuminated so you can safely prepare meals, read recipes, and easily spot ingredients on a shelf.
Accent lights are any lights such as toe kick lights &cabinet lights that accentuate your favorite elements.
What type of ceiling lighting in kitchens?
Over island lighting
For task-oriented islands (food prep, recipe reading), try for a mix of recessed down lighting and hanging lights. But for ambient hang-out islands, something as simple as mini-pendants will do.
When it comes to installing your pendants, as a general rule of thumb, a set of two pendant lights installed over a kitchen island should be at least 30 inches from the center of the island and have 30-32 inches between the countertop and the bottom of the pendant. A set of three pendant lights should be just as high up, spaced apart evenly, and be at least six inches from the edge of the island.
Linear suspension lighting
Linear suspension lights work well in the kitchen especially if you have higher ceilings and can hang one at least 40” above your countertop.
What type of under cabinet lighting are in kitchens?
Versatile and great for illuminating a cabinet’s interior. LED strip lights are also used under the cabinet to fully illuminate counter spaces
Round and oval, puck lights are great mood lights and can be used to illuminate countertops in the form of a scallop, spot or pool of light.
What types of accent lighting can be used in kitchens?
- Recessed lightingThis type of refined, out-of-the-way lighting can go anywhere. But it is particularly important when you want to illuminate areas of visual interest like open shelves and glass cabinets.Over cabinet lightingPlaced between the cabinet and ceiling, overcabinet lights add a dramatic touch to your kitchen. Created in a similar fashion to undercabinet lighting, overcabinet lighting can provide even illumination to accent decor and architecture.Toekick lightingA great way to distinguish kitchens and to illuminate a pathway. Toe lighting is produced via rope lights or LED tape.