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Bright Ideas For Kitchen Lighting

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Previously relegated to an afterthought  – these days planning your lighting is almost as important as finding your furniture. Good lighting has the power to make or break a room, framing a scheme and balancing elements to create that all-important finish. If you’re planning a kitchen makeover, here’s what to add to your lighting design moodboard to accentuate your island, cooker, and give your canapés a more sophisticated sheen. 

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Bright Ideas for Kitchen Lighting

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  • Barlow & Barlow

    Barlow & Barlow

    Don’t be afraid to embrace the element of surprise. In this subway-tiled bar nook, Barlow & Barlow have created a miniature design caper with a single, goose neck wall light in brass and cerulean blue.

  • Humphrey Munson

    Humphrey Munson

    Like red wine and cheese, traditional kitchens and modern lighting are a particularly good pairing. Take note from this sage and ivory kitchen by Humphrey Munson, framed with two low-hanging oversized contemporary glass pendants.

  • Artichoke


    Looking for a quick way to give a traditional kitchen a design-led feel? These glass balloon lanterns act as a focal point, framing the classic cabinetry by Artichoke.

    Photo: Emma Lewis for Artichoke ltd

  • Life Kitchens lighting

    Life Kitchens

    Three abstract, low-hanging pendants  chime with contemporary subway tiling in this kitchen by life kitchens.

  • Retrouvius lighting


    Think like reclamation specialists, Retrouvius, and get creative and sustainable with reclaimed lighting. We love these characterful weathered festooned brass lamps.

  • David Hunt Lighting

    David Hunt

    A single, slate-coloured David Hunt pendant hanging over a dining table elevates this area from minimalist to bold and contemporary.

  • Interiors fox kitchen

    Interior Fox 

    In this Finsbury Park kitchen, Interior Fox has added a triptych of bulbs to complement contrasting colours and materials.


  • Burton Mews

    Alison Henry

    This serene lighting scheme draws on the surrounding white colour palette and rustic materials, for continuity from floor to ceiling.

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