Kitchen Lighting TipsKitchen Lighting Tips

Planning your lighting is key to a beautiful and successful lighting plan in your kitchen. This way you are creating a vibrant room with a lighting solution for every event.

Lighting Zones

Create a lighting plan in the form of lighting zones, particularly if your kitchen is open plan. Having spot lights in your kitchen area is ideal for a bright cooking space, paired with cabinet lighting that has a softer, more warm look and feel for an evening. We love pendant lighting to make your kitchen islands or dining areas pop, creating a focal point to your lighting zone, as well as having plenty of low lit lamps in your living space for a beautiful calming evening aesthetic. We recommend either simply lighting on the walls or no lighting depending on how much lighting you have installed already. The key is not to overdo it.

Lighting Circuits

Having your lighting on different circuits allows you to use different lighting at different times of the day, as well as for different events during the evening. We recommend no more than 2 or 3 circuits in your kitchen space, giving you the ultimate lighting plan for your home. This way, you can light the kitchen for all occasions.

Statement Lighting

Pendant lights and other statement lighting are perfect for over kitchen islands or dining room tables. Be sure to measure up perfectly before taking the plunge and installing your elaborate lighting. This way you are buying something that is perfect for your home, and key to creating a beautiful lighting ambience. It’s important not to clutter your kitchen with too many sources of light, this way your home will resemble a lighting shop and there really is nothing worse, this will deflect from the look you are trying to achieve overall.

Spot Lights

Spotlights are the perfect solution for a bright kitchen space, and we often find new build homes don’t put enough spotlights in. Include enough spot lights in your kitchen space, spaced around 1 metre apart, and half a metre away from the wall either side. Depending on the size of your room you could place many spotlights to create a bright cooking space, before dimming the lights for the evening aesthetic.


Lighting works everywhere in your kitchen, the opportunity to create a perfect lighting plan in your space is endless, from cabinet lighting, under worktop lighting, plinth lighting, central lighting above your kitchen lighting and so on. Do your research and find some homes online that give you some inspiration to follow.

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