When you're looking to take your kitchen to the next level, getting the lighting spot on plays a significant part
Your kitchen is a multi-functional space, so the lighting needs to reflect this. Not only will it impact the room's mood, but you'll also need the lighting to provide a certain ambience.
So, what lighting should you choose? Well, Optiplan Kitchens fill us in on three stunning types for you to consider...
1. Hanging pendants
If you're after a versatile lighting option for your room, hanging pendants could be the solution. Coming in a wide array of materials and designs, ranging from orbs, to boxes, to cylinders, it’s a great piece for providing a striking statement.
Pendants are also an effective way of zoning your kitchen - you can further personalise it by hanging the pendants at different heights to maximise the impact.
2. Plinth lighting
If you have an open plan kitchen, this may be the option for you. It's easy to install, and creates a mesmerising effect. Simply situate the lighting around the island's base, between the kitchen work surfaces, or even at the unit's base.
If you'd prefer another look, you could place them above any tall units, as it creates the impression of a higher ceiling. There are many brands that offer LEDs for plinth lighting, which can change the colour and setting, giving you some lovely background lighting.
3. Spotlight on cabinets
You could always consider individual lights for the kitchen if you're looking to illuminate a specific space, as well as the main lights.
Focal spotlights gives you practical lighting to be added under cabinets, providing you with lighting when you're preparing meals. Another option is to utilise automatic lights within the cupboards, to light up those darker spaces.
If you have some nice items you'd like to showcase, why not opt for a more aesthetic use? You can achieve this by placing them within glass cabinets. It's the same as it would be with LEDS, as some under cabinet lighting has a dimmer setting, which lets you adjust the brightness to suit your taste.
Lead image: Boston collection in Dove Grey