HOG blog on how kitchen lighting makes difference to the whole design scheme

Whenever you think about altering your kitchen's look with the lighting or plan to incorporate some new lighting, you should once bear in mind the effect that lighting can have in your kitchen. 

Well-thought-out lighting can boost up your kitchen's entire appeal.

You may ignore it, but it is a fact that every little detail and fixture can create a huge difference. 

Therefore, in this blog post, we have shed light on the most prevalent kitchen lighting and their expected effects in your kitchen that you should be aware of.

Lighting Types And The Way They Enhance Your Kitchen Appeal

Perfect kitchen lighting can fix the tone and mood of all aspects of your home, particularly the kitchen. To know further - drill down!

1: Accent Lights

As the name indicates, Accent kitchen lighting adds depth and dimensions to your kitchen if used appropriately. You can even use adjustable lighting s and track lighting as an accent light.

Accent lights are least used to fascinate and highlight the different features of your kitchen, such as valuated ceiling, fan hood, and even fireplace. 

The accent light looks cooler when they are appropriately installed and used. If you use accent lights appropriately and carefully, they can transform your kitchen into a museum. 

2: Decorative Lighting

Many interior designers' opinion is that decorative lighting adds a completely different type of zing to the kitchen’s ambiance. These kinds of lighting make your kitchen different from the conventional one. Using decorative kitchen lighting with the appropriate lighting fixtures can boost your kitchen's appeal without affecting the touch of simplicity.

To avoid any hassle or inconvenience, you can get an expert kitchen contractor’s advice on installing kitchen lighting to get a clever, good-looking, and hardworking kitchen scheme. Experts can amazingly improve the lighting layout and sync it with your daily routine!

3: Ambient Lights

Ambient lighting gives a diffused and soft glow to your kitchen. This glow can be obtained with recessed lights, ceiling-mounted lighting fixtures, washers, or kitchen wall lighting.

For small kitchens, flush mounts, recessed lights, and semi-flush mount ceiling lights are good as they don't take up massive kitchen space.

If you want to develop a warm kitchen atmosphere in the evening (particularly when living in cool areas), select transitional lights that can turn from cool to warm. These lights offer versatility!

Many lights can adjust the tone; they get cool when cooking and get warm when entertaining or dining. 

4: Task Lighting

Task lighting is also a special type of lighting typically used to light up kitchen areas where you work to get your food ready. For instance, task lights are installed near countertops, so this area can directly catch up to the light and make your cutting, chopping, and cooking easy. 

Other than countertops, you can also use task lights inside your pantry closet so that the goods placed on the shelves become easily visible to you. 

If you are looking for task lights, it is great to go for puck lights or LED strip lights with low voltage - these will work fine in your kitchen. 

5: General Lighting

The basic purpose of general lighting is to fill the gaps in the area where you feel more lighting is required. 

For general lighting, kitchen contractors prefer to use recessed lights as recessed lights are great enough to brighten the kitchen space effectively. 

One more critical thing to mention is that lighting such as a pendant or chandelier installed on the kitchen island is also considered general lighting. 

6: Toe Kick Lights

These kinds of kitchen lighting systems are usually installed under the cabinets. The major purpose of these toe kick lights is to illuminate the kitchen floor. It often works as a night light - when you visit the kitchen for snacks craving, these lights help you get your snacks faster and without any hassle. 

Final Words

Lighting can make your kitchen an inviting and welcoming space - if used rightfully, your kitchen atmosphere will become purposeful. Right lighting ensures the kitchen's cleanliness and visibility, so whatever you perform becomes clear and easy.

So, we can say that kitchen lights are not all about functionality, but it also impacts the kitchen appeal. So, whatever type you decide to incorporate, consider both factors (appeal and functionality) and the focal point.


Authors Bio: Elliot Rhodes

Elliot has been both an interior and exterior designer for over 8 years. He is happy to plan and design exteriors of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. He helps others with beautifying the outside areas of their homes and businesses. When he has free time, he is writing articles on latest designing trends and projects.

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