You spend a lot of time in your kitchen, so it’s important that the room is well-lit and functional. You need at least three different types of lighting in your kitchen – task lighting for preparing food, mood lighting to provide atmosphere and feature lighting for an element of style. If you’re not sure where to begin, have a look at our guide to kitchen lighting.
Kitchen Lighting Styles
Traditional types of kitchen lighting tend to include spotlights on the ceiling and a separate form of lighting over an eating area. However, as technology and style have developed over time, we have now been introduced to more unique styles such as pendant lights, undercabinet lighting, strip lighting, plinth lighting and illuminated shelves.
These new styles of lighting eliminate many of the problems that traditional kitchen lighting can cause – kitchen undercabinet lighting will reduce shadows whilst you are cooking, whilst strip lighting is designed to be flexible, so it will illuminate even the most awkwardly-shaped units, so your kitchen will have less dark spots.