Published by Naomie Whitely, Jan 13, 2017
Whether you remodeling an existing kitchen of decorating a newly-built one, choosing the right ceiling lighting fixture for the kitchen is an essential thing that needs your extra attention. The lighting, especially kitchen’s ceiling light fixture, will be a major element in the kitchen that can either make or break the entire look of the room. As you have an enormous choice of kitchen ceiling light fixtures in many styles and designs, this task is even growing tougher.
When buying ceiling lights for the kitchen, you need to consider many aspects, but one thing to keep in mind all the time is don’t fall into the trap of buying a ceiling light fixture you like and then see if the lighting fixture matches your kitchen decoration. Instead, do the opposite order: examine the kitchen and then look for ceiling light fixtures that will enhance it. To help you with this task, it’s better to know some types of kitchen ceiling light fixtures available in the market.
Being the most ornate lighting fixture a kitchen can get, chandelier comes with many designs and materials. If you have a farmhouse or vintage kitchen, you can try a candle-style kitchen chandelier with a traditional design, so much resemble the original design which made to bear candles. The bulbs of the chandelier stand on a cylinder to mimic the original look. There’s also a crystal chandelier in different complexities, all sharing the common element of hung crystal pieces. This sparkling lighting fixture will complement your kitchen with either Victorian or glamorous interior style. The third type, drum chandelier, designed for a room with a modern look. It features a cylindrical shade wrapping around the light source that looks like a drum.
2) Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
Flush mount ceiling lights for kitchens or any other room are placed directly onto the ceiling, with no parts hanging below. For a streamlined look, the frame and glass are affixed directly. You can opt for the full flush style for your kitchen, a fixture that fits the frame and glass in an upturned dome directly against the ceiling. The other type is the semi-flush, which design isn’t quite as fully affixed to the ceiling as the full-flush.
Pendant lighting fixtures can be the ideal option for your kitchen. This type of lighting fixture, sometimes called a drop or suspender, is a lone light fixture that hangs from the ceiling usually suspended by a cord, chain, or metal rod. There are many types of pendant lighting fixtures for kitchens, including bowl pendant lighting (with bowl shape shades made of glass or other materials), drum pendant lighting (with cylindrical drum-like shade), globe pendant lighting (with a spherical housing for the light source), or the old-fashioned schoolhouse pendant lighting (with a wide, spinning top shaped enclosure, just as seen in the old-time schoolhouses).
4) Track and Island Lighting
Track and island lighting are popular lighting fixtures for modern kitchens. Track and island lighting with an embedded frame mounted to the ceiling allows many light sources that can be mounted or hung.