As the heart of the home, kitchens have different lighting needs than other rooms. There's the practical matter of creating enough task lighting for people to prepare meals, but also the need to craft a welcoming, warm environment for guests to enjoy without too much fuss or formality. We asked the experts at Hudson Valley Lighting for their top tips on how to create a well lit, inviting kitchen, regardless of type of home.
Homeowners that use these special accents to achieve a one of a kind look can help ensure that their investment stands the test of time by sticking to a balanced and harmonious palette.
Don't forget about the importance of layers of light when creating a room design, particularly in kitchens. The concept is key when you can combine ambient, task, and accent lighting to devise a dynamic space. In this kitchen, Lambert Pendants work with sconces and recessed lighting to complete the picture and create a cohesive whole.
Mixed materials and finishes on everything from cabinets to hardware and fixtures has become popular as well as cabinetry with open shelving and even sliding doors. Appliances in a variety of colors are also trending.