40 Light Fixtures That Will Transform Your Kitchen

Track lights and fluorescent fixtures? You can do better.

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If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, you've come to the right place. Lighting is an easy way to make a big difference in your kitchen. These fixtures will make a statement, enhance your existing design, and brighten up your kitchen without costing you a fortune. That way you can save those dolla dolla bills for the things that really matter, like having that bounce castle at your wedding.

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Combine White & Gold

Want something a little bit glam, that still feels totally fresh and modern? These white pendants accented with gold bring the glitz without feeling fussy.

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Take It Black

Don't be scared—black can look seriously sexy in a kitchen. Need proof? THIS is it.

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Rose Gold Always Wins

Our love for rose gold will literally never die. It looks gorg on everything from your phone, to your appliances, to your light fxitures.

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Get Some Chic Shades

If you're using a shade, make sure it's not totally basic. Thanks to the black accents, these white shades are still neutral, but not at all dull.

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Hang A Light Over Your Sink

One doesn't always cut it—you need light when you're doing dishes, too! Choose a fun fixture for overhead, then hang a pendant above the sink.

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Try Some Cut-Outs

Not only does a light fixture with cut-outs add cool texture to your kitchen, but it also looks insanely cool when you turn it on.

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Hang Some Orbs

Keep it simple. All you need to add some interest to a sleek, white kitchen are cool lights that don't totally overpower the space. Enter these glass orb pendants.

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Small, But Mighty

The long drop on these pendants makes enough of a statement, so the bulbs can err on the smaller side. That way, they don't overwhelm the island.

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Pare Way Down

You could go over-the-top with your lighting, but there's something to be said for taking a clean, basic approach, too. These simple ceiling lights are perfect for this modern kitch.

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Mix and Match

Who says your lights have to match? Choose a different light for every mood.

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Glam It Up

Oh, you fancy, huh? Hang a chandelier and live your most glam life.

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pale powder kitchen
Eric Piasecki
Add Pattern

Use your lighting as an excuse to make an all-white kitchen a little more interesting. Tap into your boho side and find a patterned, colorful shade.

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Karyn R. Millet
Put Them In A Box

Here's definitive proof that modern kitchens don't have to be cold and stark. These bold pendants work thanks to seriously high ceilings.

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Trevor Tondro
Get A Statement Chandelier

If you want an eye-catching piece in your kitchen, you need a statement chandelier. Even though this one is massive, it doesn't feel obtrusive, due to the minimal design and clean, open framework.

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gray and stone kitchen
Victoria Pearson
Go Heavy

A bold kitchen like this demands a powerful light. Choose something dark and heavy-duty so it stands out.

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Anson Smart
Hang In Pairs

Symmetry is good—especially when you've got bold pattern in your kitch, like on this floor. Hang your lights in pairs to keep things streamlined.

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CQ
Try A Bold Color

Pops of yellow wake up a breakfast nook. It's like a jolt of energy before you've even had your first sip of coffee.

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Karyn R. Millet
Go Industrial

Balance rustic and modern with industrial hanging pendants. They can also help ground an all-white kitchen.

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Nathan Kirkman
Add Brass Accents

Mixing metals feels cool and perfectly imperfect. If you've got stainless appliances, try brass pendants.

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branch chandelier
Mick Hales
Incorporate Nature

This is how you create the ultimate mic-drop moment in your kitchen. Bonus points if you DIY this from your backyard.

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David A. Land
Play With Texture

A natural texture like rattan is ideal for a coastal kitchen. Even if you don't actually live by the sea, you can decorate like you do.

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Paul Raeside
Try A Mobile

If you want to add some color but are afraid to go too bold, try a mobile. It will liven up a neutral kitchen without overpowering it.

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lee ann thornton kitchen
James Merrell
Use Steel

If you want a neutral metal, choose steel. It works in basically any decor style.

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CQ
Take It Tropical

With a pineapple lantern and bright yellow wallpaper, it's tropical vibes all around. It might be a bit much for a dining room, but it's ideal for a breakfast nook.

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blue kitchen pendants
Francesco Lagnese
Keep It Classic With Pendants

Tie your kitchen together by matching your pendants to your backsplash. It can add even more color and liven it up.

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kitchen counter
Joe Schmelzer
Four Times The Charm

In a clean-lined kitchen, four pendants add an industrial edge. Up the vibe even more with black nailhead bar stools.

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kitchen of the year banquette
Trevor Tondro
Glam It Up

A chandelier is peak glam. Make it a gold one and live your fanciest life.

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disco ball lighting
Tara Donne
Bring The Party

These silver orbs/wannabe disco balls are the cool kitchen upgrade you never knew you needed. They're unexpected, but totally fun.

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brass hanging lamps
Eric Piasecki
Neutralize Things

If you use a lot of color in your kitchen, add contrast with brass pendants. They're neutral without looking boring or cheap.

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BEATRIZ DA COSTA
Up The Vintage Vibes

Use a pendant to add a subtle vintage feel. Though longer ones work over kitchen islands, this short hanging pendant is perfect over a kitchen sink.

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