Modern pendant lights are quickly becoming fascinating works of art. Apart from offering ample illumination, they seem to bring along with them beautiful balance and contemporary style. With an amazing array of pendant light designs now on offer, the lighting above your kitchen island need not look dull and boring anymore. While there are several lighting options available for every kitchen, elegant pendant lights that offer much needed ‘task lighting’ clearly steal the show.
They not only give you the right illumination that allows you to get the work done on the kitchen countertop, but also act as great décor additions even during daytime. When natural ventilation takes over, pendant lights still seem to retain their enigmatic charm. Here are some interesting and exception design ideas and inspirations that will hopefully spur you to add pendant lighting above your kitchen island as well.
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by Grace Blu Designs
by Heritage Luxury Builders
by Isabel Beattie
by Jenny Carter
by Emily Winters
by Melissa Miranda Interior Design
by Pickell Architecture
A Balance of Elements
Using pendant lights is all about getting the right balance between the various elements that one uses and the texture of different surfaces in the kitchen. A kitchen employs wide variety of surfaces, shelf designs and metallic tinges. This is something unique and exclusive to this part of the home. The right pendant lights are those that simply blend into the existing setting.
by Kenneth Fromme
by Martha O’Hara Interiors
Sleek and stylish pendant lights can complement your kitchen’s Shaker Cabinets which disappear into the walls. There are others that match the metallic tinges of aluminum surfaces and shiny kitchen countertops to offer a sense of continuity. An essential thing to remember is that there is no ‘one solution that fits all’.
by Whitten Architects
by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc
by Artistic Designs for Living
by Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath
by Van Zee Design Interiors
by Carolina Kitchens
A Splash of Color With An Exciting Twist
Pendant lighting is an interesting and fun way to add a bit of color in the kitchen. Since most contemporary kitchens prefer a minimalistic and highly ergonomic design, they can at times appear too sterile. A dash of vivid color in the form of exceptional pendant lights that sport an inimitable design can break the monotony. They also offer some flowing curves in a kitchen that otherwise sports only ‘clean and well defined’ lines.
by AB HOME Interiors
by Don F. Wong
by Harrell Remodeling
by Hostetler Custom Cabinetry
by Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
The Rule of Threes
For those who follow interior design closely, the ‘Rule of Threes’ is something pretty familiar and basic. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, it simply states that any design element needs to be repeated three times to pull off both visual impact and balance. Most people do tend to us the rule of threes pretty blindly when it comes to pendant lights over a kitchen island. But there is more to the number of pendant lights that one must utilize than this.
by John Maniscalco Architecture
by Turn Collaborative
by Shuffle Interiors
It is best to take into account the size of the kitchen island, the amount of illumination each pendant light offers and the size of the lighting units themselves. For a small kitchen island, two large pendant lights might be pretty sufficient. Sometimes, a large chandelier-styled design works. Yet, it is undeniable that a repetition in odd numbers works best.
by Linda McDougald Design
by Witt Construction
by Eagle Designs and Woodworking
by Becki Peckham
by Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly
by The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
by Boor Bridges Architecture
by Michael Robert Construction
Functional and Decorative Lighting
Unlike your bedroom and living area, a kitchen is a place where you get plenty of work done. This makes lighting an even more significant factor in this particular part of your home. Lighting in the kitchen goes way beyond being simply an aesthetic draw. You need proper functionality to go along with the decorative aspect and pendant lights really help in achieving this essential and at times, elusive blend.
by Robin Straub
by Witt Construction
by Great Spaces!
Pendant lights seem like natural and expected additions to any modern kitchen. When used in the right manner they transform even an old and dingy space into a bright and beautiful area. Few décor additions give such a distinctive personality makeover with such relative ease. So, are you tempted to see your kitchen in a whole new light?
by Cornerstone Architects
by Sealy Design
by Kitchens Unlimited
by Julie Williams Design
by Archipelago Hawaii
by Rob Kane
by Amoroso Design
by Ellen Grasso & Sons