Red lights over a contemporary black table in a modern kitchen

Delicious Ambiance: Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Just as every house needs a floor plan, every kitchen needs a lighting plan – a creative strategy that inspires imagination and brightens every get-together.

We gathered a few of our favorite kitchen lighting ideas to help you create a kitchen ambiance that’s as delicious as the food you serve.

Chandeliers and Pendants
Give your kitchen an elegant look by placing a chandelier or pendant lights above the island or in a nearby dining area. Because chandeliers and pendants are statement lighting pieces, be sure to select one that matches your home’s style.

A minimalist kitchen with large fixed windows bringing in natural light
Pella® Architect Series® wood casement and fixed windows

Natural Lighting
We already know that natural light can enhance productivity and support good health, and bringing in more natural light can make any space feel bigger and brighter – and even help save energy. Increase the amount of natural light in your kitchen by having new energy-efficient windows installed, or keep window treatments to a minimum. If your space or budget doesn't permit new windows, consider placing a mirror on the wall adjacent to the windows, which will help reflect the natural light throughout the room.

LED Rope Lighting
LED rope lighting is a cost-effective way to illuminate the spaces above your cabinets. Our favorite thing about this type of lighting? You can pick whatever color you want.

Cabinet Lighting                 
If you're forever frustrated when trying to find something in the dark reaches of your cabinets, it's time to add light. Motion sensor cabinet lights can be installed inside cabinet doors and drawers to ensure that, from the moment you open them, everything inside is illuminated. Task lighting can also be installed underneath a cabinet’s exterior for more workspace light.

Recessed lighting over an open-concept living room and kitchen with teal accents
Pella® Architect Series® wood contemporary sliding patio door

Recessed Lighting
This type of lighting is one of the most effective ways to illuminate an entire room, because it floods the room with light from multiple areas. Because recessed lights are flush with the ceiling, they work especially well in rooms with low ceilings.

Track Lighting
Whether you need direct light for a specific task or want to accent a piece of artwork or an architectural feature, track lighting is a flexible solution, with fixtures that can be aimed in any direction.

Your bright and inviting dream kitchen is just a call away. Contact your local Pella Showroom to learn more about how new windows can bring in the light.

This article was written by

Nicolle Picray, Content Marketing & Social Media, Pella Windows & Doors

A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.

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