When most people think of kitchen lighting, the fluorescent lights of years ago probably come to mind. Remember that yellow-tinged lighting that was too bright? Or the light fixture that was right in the middle of the kitchen ceiling? Many times they were gold and had designs on the white glass globe.
A lot of things have changed with kitchen lighting over the years.
New trends in lighting that are both stylish and functional give kitchens the high-end designer personality that is hot right now. Chandeliers, pendant lights, cabinet lighting and even LED lights are now the new normal. Kitchen design using lighting elements like these can reflect your personality and highlight unique elements of your aesthetic.
1. Cabinet Lighting
Kitchen cabinets with glass doors and interior lighting have been around for a while, but lately cabinet lighting has become a way to showcase display items in a sleek, modern way. Beautiful china, glassware, glass art and colorful pieces with just the right lighting can pull in backsplash or countertop colors to give visual interest in your kitchen. The contrast of gorgeous white cabinets with a quartz countertop or lovely glass light cabinet doors with a pop of a strong color can make the heart of your home come alive.
Cabinet lighting is great for Toledo-area homes, whether it’s a classic house in a historic neighborhood or a modern build out in the suburbs. It gives you options of what visual piece you want to focus on — and you can change it up with the seasons.
The trend of using LED lights in the kitchen is not only stylish but can be used in ways traditional bulbs have not been. These lights come in all styles and can be used in a myriad of ways such as ultrathin chandeliers, as part of an art piece or even under cabinet lighting.
2. LED Lights
Lighting for under the cabinets has gone from solid standbys of rope lights and fluorescent to new LED lights. These come in multiple designs, from a focused puck light to LED strip lighting that reduces any dead spots in your lighting. Many of these choices depend on personal preference and desired color rendering to highlight your countertops and cabinets.
The trend of using LED lights in the kitchen is not only stylish but can be used in ways traditional bulbs have not been. These lights come in all styles and can be used in a myriad of ways, such as ultrathin chandeliers, as part of an art piece or even as under-cabinet lighting.
3. Pendant Lights
Mini pendants in clusters are becoming very popular. Pendant lights over an island have been on trend for a long time, but the use of multiple pendants together creates an interesting and even artistic look.
This is another trend that works just as great with minimalist kitchens as it does with older, more ornate kitchen designs in Northwest Ohio, complementing your individual style no matter what it may be.
Love the glitz and glamour look? Full-on chandeliers may be your best choice. There are thousands of designs — traditional, modern, natural materials or glitz, to name a few — all of which can fit your personality.
The lighting in your kitchen is an important part of the design as all the other elements. Lighting can invoke a feel and mood for your kitchen. Have fun finding what fits best with your overall design and expresses the personality of our Toledo-area home!
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