4 Tips for the Perfect Kitchen Lighting

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Designer: Lynne Hirsh Design | Color: Noble Grey

Picking the right lighting to hang over the kitchen island can be super fun! With these four tips, you’ll have even more fun and will definitely pick out the right lights for your space and kitchen island.

  1. When picking a smaller light fixture, install three so your island is evenly lit. I love these lights - the dark pulls your eye to other black features in this mostly white kitchen.
Designer: Hendricks Churchill | Color: Pebble

2. Go for two when picking a large light fixture like these. Again, like the black fixtures, these grey lights pull your eye to all of the grey sand beautiful chromes in this space. I especially love the journey from the lights down to the color matching countertop down to the stools. Complementary and matching colors are everything - make sure you have the same colors in multiple places so nothing looks out of place.

Designer: Dixon Projects | Color: London Grey

3. Go for an elaborate chandelier. This light fixture works so well in this space with all the ceiling details and the simplicity of everything else. If you go for something elaborate stick to just one fixture, otherwise the space can be overwhelmed.

Designer: B+G Design | Color: Pure White

4. If your kitchen island is also your dining area, feel free to pick something you might have above a dining room table. This space is very clean and simple making this statement light fixture all this space needs to pop! And again, this light fixture guides my eye to similar colors like the lines in the marble and complements it so well.

For more lighting fixture inspiration: 10 Contemporary Sconces for the Bathroom | 10 Gorgeous Pendant Lamps to Hang Above an Island

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