When it comes to the decoration of a kitchen, it can definitely be a big project since from the countertop to the backsplash, every single accent counts. As a functional element, lighting is more than just the icing on the cake. Casting the right amount of light is essential for food prep, cooking, and dining in the kitchen. A smart lighting choice makes your kitchen feel open, warm, and welcoming. Being easy to install and featuring concentrated light, pendant lights are a recommended solution for kitchen lighting. Suspended along or clustered together, they are both decorative and utilitarian light source that makes a stylish statement. Feel free to try some of the amazing kitchen pendant lighting ideas below to take your kitchen to the next level.
1.The Perfect Trio
According to the “rule of three,” you should install 3 individual pendant lights above a large kitchen island. Try to use an odd number of pendants for a better proportion. In this traditional kitchen, the rule seems to bring both great proportion and character to the island. The perfect trio’s white glass dome shade matches the white backdrop nicely while its oil rubbed bronze finish coordinates with the dark finish of the faucet and pulls. On the other hand, these modern pendants somehow provide a stark contrast on the daffodil-and-beige cabinet and the caramel wood tone of the floor and the island. They offer visual relief from the intense colors and create a muted style.
2. Shine with Metallic
This kitchen island is a bit smaller and that’s why a 2-light pendant lighting plan works better for this island. Along with the range hood and stove, a dual of metal pendant lights elevate the decor and radiate a boost of sparkle with their shiny chrome finish. The dome kitchen pendants add a modern designer look to the wood-clad ceiling with its transparent detail on the shade. Their classic look evokes a sense of sophistication and partners perfectly with the countertop, exposed wood beams, and wood tones. They impart an industrial-inspired vibe and give an instant uplift to this farmhouse kitchen.
3. Go Industrial with Mason Jars
Accented by dark bronze, this five-light kitchen pendant holds 5 mason jar bottle-inspired glass shades. Five hanging adjustable cords are attached to a rectangle wooden canopy, infusing a hint of pristine elegance to the kitchen. Its dark finish goes well with the black cabinetry and appliances and makes for a punch to the decors. The industrial pendant is a great fit for this kitchen that incorporates both old-timey and modern elements. The luminary and the exposed brick wall showcase and enhance the vintage industrial style of the kitchen. The cabinetry and other furniture bring stylish design for a surprising twist.
4. Make a Little Mix
In this eclectic kitchen, disparate styles and hues all come together. Exposed brick walls hint at an industrial trend while the rustic kitchen island and cabinetry play up the wood tones. Featuring bowl shades, three kitchen pendants rock the kitchen with an intense splash of color including violet, tangerine, and chartreuse. These nature-inspired bright hues that prevail in the 1960s pair nicely with the 1960s oak chest kitchen island. Along with other appliances and containers in dynamic colors, the luminaries add a touch of sweetness and spread a joyous color palette around the kitchen. The clashing colors also coordinate with the brick wall and wood tones and create a cohesive style.
5. A Vibrant Hue
A duet of glass pendant lights hanging over the countertop boast glass globe shades and exude delicate and appealing light rays. They add zing to the space and lift the kitchen’s color palette to an even higher level of sophistication with their cerulean blue glass shades. Their vibrant hue stands out against the wooden floor, wooden furniture, white backsplash, quartz countertops, and other stainless steel appliances. Incorporating a wonderful pop of color into the kitchen dominated by neutral hues, the light fixtures keep this otherwise neutral kitchen from becoming bland.
6. An Organic Vibe
Introduce a pair of pendant lamps crafted of natural material to create a fresh and airy feel in the kitchen. These farmhouse pendant lights flaunt entwined rattan bell shades that each houses an exposed bulb. The bell shades offer a loose crisscross woven pattern and spread charming and diffused light rays. The chairs and roller shades repeat its rattan accent and inject a cool summer vibe into this beach style kitchen. Their apricot hue of rattan goes well with the tawny wood tone, copper containers, drawer pulls, and the wall lights.
7. A Surprising Shape
Outfitting your kitchen with a luminary boasting a surprising shape will bring a sense of movement to the space. These kitchen pendants’ white lamp shades blend seamlessly into the white backdrop consisting of white cabinets and kitchen island. Their drum shades draw all eyes up with their sophistication portrayed by a wavy edge and a rounded hexagonal shape. Delivering a large dose of texture and bold geometric touch to the space, these light fixtures are clustered together and stick out against the wooden floor, the countertop, and stools in mocha wood tone.
8. A Stunning Sculptural Look
A duo of kitchen pendant lights refresh the look of the kitchen with their eye-catching design. Their spiral style shade resembles the sculptural works of art with flowing curves and circular waves undulating overhead. It can serve as a breath-taking addition to your kitchen that is lacking the wow-factor for a long time. The light fixture’s spiral style shade encircles a cylinder glass and makes for a stunning designer statement. Their warm brass finish peps up the space and lends a modern edge to this rustic kitchen. They somehow help to complete a design scheme and hang all the decors of this brown dominated kitchen together.