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Adding Sparkle to Your Kitchen: Orange Pendant Ideas

Every room needs a touch of sparkle and a dash of energetic playfulness that gives it a personality of its own. This infusion of vivaciousness is an even more urgent necessity in contemporary spaces where it is white, gray and an array of other neutrals that hold sway. With most of us embracing the neutral color palette for open living areas, which also include the kitchen, orange is the perfect color to enliven the setting. There are obvious many different ways of adding orange zest to the modern kitchen. A colorful backsplash in burnt orange is sure to turn heads while cabinet doors in orange are much more of a rarity. But have you ever thought about brilliant and beautiful orange pendant lights?

Glittering collection of tangerine pendants steal the show inside this kitchen in green [From: Jackson Design & Remodeling]

For most homeowners who are afraid to use a color as striking and bright as orange in the kitchen in a permanent or extensive fashion, orange pendants provide a smart and easy decorating alternative. These lovely lighting fixtures look great both when switched on and off and more often than not, end up becoming the most eye-catching feature of the kitchen. As always, we present to you today, some of the best kitchens that embrace orange pendants gleefully along with the many options out there. Enjoy!

A Smart, Orangey Vibe

Yes, using orange extensively in the kitchen is not as straightforward as it is with other colors. But with a hint of creativity, the right shade and lighting, you can more than just ‘make it work’. In the modern kitchen, do not just limit yourself to paint when you start thinking about orange. Everything from the kitchen island to wooden cabinets can exude a bright, orangey hue and your sparkling orange pendants can put the final touches on the inviting and elegant space.

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Contemporary kitchen with an orange island and matching pendants [From: European Cabinets & Design Studios]

If you are looking for pendants to complement warm, orange wooden tones in the kitchen, think of those made out of porcelain, ceramic or other organic materials. They feel more nature-centric, have a matte finish and should give the entire room a radiant, yet calming visual appeal. Brighter the orange pendants, the more neutral your kitchen needs to be!

Orange Porcelain pendants are perfect for the neutral modern kitchen
Color of the pendants blends into the tone of wood

For the Polished Modern Kitchen

From an aesthetic viewpoint, smart orange pendants look simply gorgeous in the sophisticated modern kitchen. Since most of these spaces tend to feature a neutral white walls and ceiling, the pops of orange in the form or lovely pendants are instantly noticeable. Coupling another bright color with orange is also a fun choice and you can try out everything from black and darker shades of blue to chic pink and mellow yellow. Window coverings in orange, little vases and jars in orange and other kitchen accessories can be used to repeat the color, giving the kitchen a curated, graceful ambiance.

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Clean and elegant kitchen design in white with green backsplash and bright orange pendants [From: Daniella Photography]
Orange pendants enliven kitchen with dark ambiance [From: Cornerstone Design]
A touch of teal and orange for the kitchen in white

Blending in with Your Style!

More than the color of the pendants, it is its design, form and the material used to craft it that determines whether it blends into the style and theme of your kitchen. While orange pendants with polished, gleaming finish look great in the contemporary, minimal and modern kitchens, those with matter finish and an organic overtone are ideal for shabby chic, traditional, Mediterranean and rustic kitchens. Some might be permanent iconic additions like the Kartell FL/Y Suspension Lamp while other bargain buys could provide a seasonal change of accents hues without forcing you to splurge a fortune.

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FLY Suspension light brings brightness to the space-savvy kitchen [From: Christopher Stark Photography]
Modern Mediterranean kitchen with home office in the corner [From: Saikley Architects]
Eat-in Kitchen idea with midcentury and Scandinavian styles rolled into one [From: Egon Walesch Interiors & Flowers]

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