I thought that this modern kitchen lighting fixture would be the perfect accent to our more traditional (or dare I say country) style home. I absolutely adore how our kitchen is decorated -- between the white shaker cabinets, exposed wood beams and marble countertops, the whole room is a chefs dream. I felt the space leaning a bit too French country, so I wanted to reign it in and bring it back to my more contemporary roots with the kitchen lighting choices. My inspiration piece was actually the tarnished copper range hood that previously seemed to fade into the background of the room. I love the gorgeous amber colored finish and thought that mimicking that color palette with some sort of copper kitchen island pendant lighting ideas, would be the perfect way to carry that tone throughout the space and give it a little bit more of a modern edge.
I think that modern kitchen lighting like these awesome pendant lights can really make even a simple room into something quite special. In general, I think that kitchen island lighting ideas are a great area to bring some personality and design into your home because they are smaller than say a chandelier but still are at eye level and can be seen from many areas of your living space (if you have an open concept like this home). This is definitely an area that you don't want to employ your bargain basement strategies. Focus a good portion of your budget here because this seemingly small feature can actually have a pretty gigantic impact on the overall look of your modern kitchen design.
Using this modern kitchen lighting in the traditional country chic home was such a brilliant move. I think that it really helps to bring a more universal look to this kitchen remodel and helps to prevent pinning the design to either traditional or contemporary. The two pendant lights over the island and coordinating chandelier are pieces of art in and of themselves. I love how they are almost completely transparent and do not hinder the eye line through the dining area and all the way across to the picture window. Modern lighting ideas like these are well worth the cost because I think it took the kitchen from a good design to something incredibly high end and memorable. What do you think?
It took me quite some time to find the perfect modern kitchen lighting to accent our unique modern meets rustic decor and floating range hood. All of the hours of searching through countless photos of pendant lighting ideas was so worth it because it helped me to find these awesome contemporary lantern fixtures that (in my opinion) perfectly accentuate the look we are going for in here. I wanted something that was very simple to coordinate with the crisp lines and monochromatic color palette that we have already established. Throughout the space, we played with pattern and texture to bring visual interest rather than a lot of varying colors -- which is exactly where these lights came in. I actually spotted them in a modern kitchen designs photo gallery used in a country style home of all things. They have a sheer mercury glass tone on the globes that is reminiscent of the range hood without being too bold and distracting.
When we were selecting the modern kitchen lighting for this home, we had something quite specific in mind. We knew that we would be doing small recessed bulbs throughout the space, so they only place that we really needed dedicated fixtures was for the kitchen island lighting. This allowed us to dedicate more of our budget to these fixtures and select something truly special and eye catching to generate another artistic and decorative element in the space. In order to go along with the modern kitchen cabinets and industrial theme that we had been using throughout, we decided to go with a very simple and chic bronze fixture that went along the entire length of the sitting area. The piece actually looks like something you may see at a workstation in a factory, which I absolutely love.
One of my designer friends once told me that if you are going to spend money anywhere in your house it should be on modern kitchen lighting because it will make all of your rooms in that main living area feel very high end. I think that the concept of these kitchen lighting ideas is pretty much the same thought process as pairing high end shoes and bags with a cheap outfit to make yourself look fancier and more fashionable than you may otherwise look. I bet that you could get away with skimping on other furnishing in your modern kitchen design 2022 makeover by picking a few investment pieces like a great pendant light, chandelier, or even awesome spotlights light they did in this showroom to splurge on.