Your kitchen is such an essential part of your home. It’s where you get together with people you love and have food. It is where so many talks take place, secrets spilled. It’s where a mother teaches her child. Your kitchen has so many memories for you to remember. Hence it is essential to illuminate and maintain your kitchen, making it look not only aesthetically pleasing but also homely. There are many lighting designs for the kitchen. We are going to give you some ideas for the perfect lighting design for the kitchen. It could be yours and could suit the aesthetic of your home.
Types Of Lighting Design For Kitchen
The three types of lightings you need to know about are as follows.
There are three types of kitchen lighting you need to keep in mind while designing the ways to illuminate your kitchen, making it look bright and approachable.
Ambient – Your primary source of light brightening your kitchen will be the ambient lighting in the form of combinations of pendants lights, recessed lights flush mounts, etc. It is to light up the room, as evenly as possible.
Task – Task lighting will negate all the shadows caused by ambient lighting, which was your primary light source. Task lighting will enhance the lighting design for the kitchen by not only eliminating the shadows but also illuminating areas that need more light making the environment of the kitchen better for work in practical terms.
Accent – For finishing touches with your lighting design, we use accent lighting. It accentuates the features of your already well-designed and beautiful looking kitchen. Toe kick lights, cabinet lights, and so on are some examples of accent lighting. You can use accent lighting also as ambient or task lighting in your kitchen.
Types Of Lights To Know
Recessed Lights: We usually install these lights into the ceilings. It highlights the kitchen cabinetry. It illuminates the corners that other lights can’t brighten. We typically fix the recessed lights, taking into consideration every 4-6 feet for one recessed light. You can use these lights for both ambient lightings or task lightings.
Over the cabinet lights: As the name suggests, they are usually over the cabinets, illuminating the display space. These lights are more about the look and aesthetic than the functionality of the lights.
Under the cabinet lights: These lights are to stay hidden under the cabinets from where you cannot see the fixtures. They still brighten the space. Under the cabinet, lights are a kitchen luxury but not a necessity.
Pendant lights: These lights are again majorly statemented light pieces adding both light and visual aesthetic to your kitchen lighting design.
Sure, there are more ways to decorate and enhance the lighting design for the kitchen, but understanding the reason for each light and its placement is also critical. You don’t want your kitchen to be overly-illuminated, just enough for it to be bright in the most comforting and homely way. End of the day, it is more about the memories and functionality of the kitchen than an overly brightened kitchen.