It seems as if every kitchen remodel in every corner of the globe now includes an island or peninsula. And over most of those islands and peninsulas hang three little droplet lights. The amazing fact is by installing modern pendant lighting will raise your cooking and eating mood.
Builder-grade modern pendant lighting has become as predictable as maple and granite. And it’s a shame. Because the lights that hang over your kitchen peninsula are a great opportunity to amp things up a bit and bring a whole lot of style into the mix. Think of the lighting as your kitchen’s jewelry, a little bling to liven up the outfit.
12 Picture Gallery: Modern Pendant Lighting for Your Kitchen
Gallery of Modern Pendant Lighting for Your Kitchen
Clear glass qualifies for the subdued end of things, but it can also be incredibly sparkly and elegant and sculptural. Its best looks when it is hand blown and a little wabi-sabi; air bubbles and all.
Globe pendants are extremely popular right now and might be passed over on first consideration because of their size. But have no worries — you can see through them. Even in a smaller kitchen they don’t overwhelm.
These wide copper pendants are sculptural (inspired by Indian baskets) but have a rough-hewn industrial quality about them. Modern but muscular.
There are a lot of horrible colored pendant lamps out there; you see many of them hanging in the lighting aisles of big-box stores. But there is a better way to get some color. These four bowl-shaped lamps in four different shades add little dollops of design pizzazz. Hanging them at different heights makes them stand out even more.
Like color, size scares a lot of people. But there is no reason overhead pendant lamps have to be teeny tiny (except maybe very low ceilings). Going oversize makes a huge impact and can really liven up an otherwise plain room.
Pendant lighting comes in a plethora of shapes, styles, and colors, making it easy for you to find the perfect lighting for your kitchen. Here, several lights hang above the countertops and provide ample lighting for mealtime or preparing dinner. The style fits perfectly with the space’s contemporary feel, and the stainless-steel accents blend beautifully with the state-of-the-art appliances.
These pendant lights hang above the island to give an extra glow. The lights are sleek and stylish without becoming too dramatic. The added light beckons visitors to gather in the cozy atmosphere.
Here, sleek lights hang from the ceiling to enhance the modern decor. The color of the contemporary-shape lights blends beautifully with the countertops and steel accents.
Modern pendant lighting in your kitchen can be both practical and beautiful. You now should have found ideas here about what styles, shapes, and colors of the fixtures will be best for your kitchen design.