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Types of Lighting for Modern Kitchens

The main goal of the lighting in a kitchen is to allow adequate visibility while cooking. To achieve this, you should choose lighting near the middle of the lighting spectrum, somewhere between warm and white. Avoid extremes on either side. In choosing light bulbs, you should consider lumens or the amount of light a bulb produces, especially if you want to install it on your cupboards after a cabinet refacing in Brea. You can find this information in the light bulb’s wattage and type.


You can find beautiful and functional pendants in today’s modern kitchen. You can even choose pendants with interesting shapes. Some pendant designs are statement pieces. Look for pieces in lariat or conic shapes, or go for the sleek and modern look with the summit pendant. Choose one that makes a bold statement while fitting into your kitchen decor. You can even pick a pendant that combines the latest trends in dome lighting.

Using multiple pendants is a great way to add a stylish, dynamic, and light contrast to your kitchen. You can choose pendants with different lengths if you have a high ceiling. Brass is another option for modern farmhouse kitchen design. Remember to stay safe while renovating your kitchen. The safety of everyone should be your number one priority. Also, use dimmer switches to control all the lights. You can also match the color temperature of the pendants to the other lights in your kitchen. Pendants with warmer colors should complement the other lights in your space. The shade also determines how the light is distributed. Some pendants shine down from the ceiling, while others diffuse it sideways.

Decorative lighting

Decorative lighting in kitchens is a great way to add a personal touch and enhance the room’s aesthetics. You can choose from a range of stylish pendant lights to create ambient lighting over a kitchen island. Chandeliers above a dining area will provide ambient and task lighting. The right decorative light fixture will also add color, texture, and interesting shapes. These fixtures are available in many styles and colors.

Cabinet Lighting

Depending on your budget, you can choose between battery-operated and hardwired fixtures for your modern kitchen cabinet lighting. Battery-operated lights can be installed by DIY enthusiasts with minimal experience, while hardwired lighting requires a skilled electrician. Both options are equally effective and available once you finally paid someone to do a cabinet refacing in Oceanside.

Recessed lighting

Many interior designers love the versatility of recessed lighting in modern kitchens. It can give a room a dramatic look and push light where needed most. Recessed lighting can also be concealed, keeping the lines of the kitchen clean. A spotlighted area in the kitchen can serve as a focal point or add extra workspace. Recessed downlighting can highlight artwork and accent objects within a room.

You can learn more types of lighting through this infographic here from Mr. Cabinet Care:

Types of Lighting for Modern Kitchens

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