For sure, one light mounted in the centre of the ceiling is not enough because it causes shadows when you are standing towards the task boards and furthermore you can’t create a special mood lighting with it.
In this article we will give you an overview about all the different lights you can use within your kitchen and which might improve your kitchen lighting. For each kind of lighting fixture we also will recommend a few design lights to show how these will underline your personal kitchen style with a unique appearance.
Let’s first start with the uniform illumination in your kitchen. Usually, we have kitchen cabinets, a kitchen island and an eating area within our kitchen. Instead of one ceiling fixture in the centre of the ceiling it is much more convenient to install four or six recessed cans. The Fabbian Beluga Crystal F01 for example has a 360° movable lamp head so that the light easily can be directed right where you need it.
But not everyone of us has the possibility to change the existing electric power lines in his or her home. You might want to check out track lighting fixtures as an alternative. Those just need one termination, but have many directional lights which can be positioned anywhere along the track. Track fixtures are available in various sizes, colors and shapes (u-shaped track fixtures may be the best choice for large kitchens). Plus there are two different kinds of track systems: low voltage track lights and line voltage track lights. The first one comes along with a transformer; the last one has none and can be applied to the home line voltage. The Fabbian lighting family Beluga offers contemporary track light fixtures, too.
Most families favor hanging lamps upon the dining table or the kitchen island. One of this year’s lighting trends follows that pattern and includes oversized dome-shaped pendant lights. From Flos Skygarten, Alt Lucialternative Coupole S, Marset Olivia, Artemide Nur, Aureliano Toso Bow, Terzani Magdalena 50, Prandina Biluna to Catellani & Smith Stchu-Moon: Many lighting designers prefer the classy hemispherical lampshade with restrained highlights in the used material or the visible interior shade.
Such large hanging lamps create a special, warm lightened atmosphere inside your kitchen. But on the other hand they impede the view of your kitchen cabinet. Some lighting designers already considered this problem and created pendant lamps with shallow lampshades. The Alt Lucialternative Infinity pendant luminaire for example has a unique modern hade which reminds me of a trifoliate cloverleaf. The outer shade is alternatively made of black or white metal, the interior is made of Acryl and has a spiral look. The restrained pendant lamp Metalarte Zero fits into modern-furnished kitchens as well. It provides bright ambiance illumination and its proportions convey the impression of an ufo. The pendant light Prandina Extra S1/3 consists of two curved shells, the one above mirrors the ambiance of the room, while the one bellow bestows a direct lighting.
The possibilities in lighting design seem to be endless. So take your time and get enchanted by the unique appearance of modern and contemporary design lighting.