57 Kitchen Light Fixtures That Make an Impact
Go beyond track lights and fluorescent fixtures with stylish options that make a statement.
If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, invest in one of these fixtures that will serve as the focal point in your room, enhance your existing design and brighten your kitchen with style (and bulbs, of course).
Juan Carretero brightens up the large soapstone-topped island in the kitchen of his historic home with larger white pendants from Visual Comfort.
Brass accents punctuate the kitchen of a Minnesota colonial by Dallas-based designer Janet Gridley. The dome pendants by Allied Maker pick up the gleam of the hardware.
Our 2016 kitchen of the year didn’t skimp on chic fixtures from Hudson Valley Lighting. A Lewis chandelier brightens the banquette and Leyden sconces add to the natural sunlight.
To add to a period home’s refined kitchen, designer Nina Farmer customized an Urban Electric Co. pendant. A coat of Farrow & Ball’s Stony Ground ties the fixture into the rest of the subdued room.
Three isn’t always a crowd. In a mountain getaway, a trio of Shaw pendants by Urban Electric Co. hang over the custom island.
A custom Mobile Rope chandelier from Bone Simple Design adds a pop of cobalt to a modern Hamptons kitchen .
A natural texture can add the perfect finishing note. The Palecek rattan pendant in this kitchen feels “old-school Florida,” designer Andrew Howard says.
This L.A. home’s breakfast nook is energetic and inviting, and the Elsie lantern by Coleen & Company stands out from the yellow walls without competing with them.
In the kitchen of a Manhattan apartment designed by Amanda Nisbet, Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants provide unexpected sparkle.
The warm patina of Circa Lighting’s Goodman Hanging Lamps adds contrast to all the bright colors in a Florida kitchen designed by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller.
Pops of yellow bring an unmistakable energy to blogger Sarah Rose’s New York apartment, right down to the Cosy lantern by the Urban Electric Co. that hangs over the banquette.
“At first we thought all the light fixtures should match, but then we decided a different fixture over the breakfast table would create more intimacy,” architect William Hefner says of his Los Angeles kitchen. Aspen ceiling lights on the left feel a little more old-fashioned than the Bryant linear fixture, both by Visual Comfort.
Here, copper hardware adds an unexpected touch of shine on the ceiling. Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber used Miles Fixtures from Rejuvenation in the kitchen of this fifth-generation estate.
A subtle vintage feel is created in this classic Ann Arbor colonial through accessories, like the Robert Ogden pendant by John Derian Company.
The grand scale of the chandelier from The Paris Market and the antique étagères by South of Market creates drama in Mary Jo Bochner’s Savannah kitchen.
Since you can look right into the kitchen from the front door of this 1909 Beaux Arts townhouse, it had to live up to its surroundings. The Marlowe lanterns from Remains Lighting suit the large room and don’t block the view. The brass framework echoes the brass hardware on the cabinets.
Steel is a “neutral” as far as metals go, working in a variety of decor schedules. Here, Chisholm Hall lights by Urban Electric Co hang over a kitchen in a Greenwich, Connecticut, house decorated by Lee Ann Thornton.
Located in San Francisco, this Victorian home had plenty of charm including handblown frosted-glass globes attached by delicate chains that bring an unexpected modern feel.
In a clean-lined Las Vegas kitchen, pendants add an industrial element. The Single Prismatic Standard hanging lights are from Urban Archaeology.
The ocean’s shimmery hues inspire a kitchen in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, by Urban Grace Interiors. It reminded the designers of verdigris the color you see on the inside of the brass lanterns. “It’s a classic fixture that still feels hip,” designer Erika Powell says, “and you can pick a different finish for the lantern’s interior like having a pretty lining inside a handbag.” The Hamilton Lanterns (in Hewn Brass with a Cape Blue interior) are based on a historic South Carolina design.