Kitchen lighting ideas
Learn how the right lighting can turn a kitchen into a sociable space for cooking and entertaining.Shop kitchen lighting
How to best light your kitchen
In the kitchen, you’ll want to set the mood but also make sure you’ve got enough light for cooking. Luckily, it’s easy to have everyday practicality as well as an atmospheric ambience. If you're looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas you can use to light up this space.
1. Kitchen wall lights
Kitchen wall lights come in many shapes, sizes and styles, and are just the thing for lighting up a specific part of your kitchen space. You can also use them to give the room a more mellow feel for late nights or cosy gatherings.
2. Kitchen spotlights
If you have multiple worktops, or you like to move around your kitchen while cooking, you’ll want a flexible lighting option. Many kitchen spotlights can be moved and angled in their fittings, which means you can focus them to light up a particular workspace.
3. Kitchen chandelier
A chic chandelier-inspired design will turn heads if you're a regular host to discerning diners. Position one in the centre of the kitchen or above a breakfast bar or island to give your space an instant touch of warmth and glamour.
4. Cabinet lights
Unit lights can illuminate worktops, helping you watch what you’re doing on the chopping board. Adding a few underneath your cupboards or above your worktops will give you a lot of light - perfect for late-night baking.
5. Kitchen island lighting
Pendant lights are great for hanging over islands to provide task lighting. They can be hung in multiples, pairs, groups of three, or even as a single light fixture. Try placing them at different heights across the length of the island to add interest.
Is your priority reliability, brightness or energy efficiency? Take a look at which kind of bulb suits you and your kitchen’s needs.