Kitchen is very functional place, yet it is also one of the most stylish and elegant places in the house. Properly designed lighting scheme plays a great part in the overall kitchen design. Certain types of lighting, like pendants over a kitchen island or bar counter, recessed lights under cabinets or shelves, sconces on the wall or a gorgeous chandelier as a main lighting source, can have really a great effect on the general kitchen theme. Combination of different types of lighting is also very important in terms of functionality. Here are some popular time-tested styles of lighting for traditional kitchens:
Pendant lights over a kitchen island. This is a must for a traditional kitchen design (if there is an island in the kitchen, of course). You may also use track lighting system with pendant light fixtures for this purpose, but only if is made in classic style. Remember that this light is usually insufficient to illuminate the whole room, so don't neglect the other types of lighting such as under cabinet light or sconces.
Layered lighting. It is good to use layered lighting in kitchen design. It gives the room very cozy and homey feel. Pendant lights, colored lamps, wall lights, inside cabinet lights and built into the shelves lamps, all of them bring life into the kitchen interior as well as make an unforgettable impression on your guests.
If you are building a new house of just want to remodel your old kitchen in classic style, please take a look at our collection of traditional kitchen interiors. Remember that the lighting should not only be beautiful and math the room's style, it should be functional and properly illuminate all the working zones. Don't be afraid to combine different types of lighting for functionality and style.
Take a look at 22 amazing pictures of different kitchen interior designs, paying particular attention to the lighting schemes and fixtures used:
A real highlight of this kitchen is a set of black pendants with clear glass. Together with the white subway tiles and the long open shelves they give a farmhouse look to this small inviting kitchen.