Why Chandeliers Work So Well in the Kitchen
Hard-working room would like to meet glamorous lighting, for uplifting relationship. Kitchens and chandeliers — it's a love match!
A colourful kitchen like this one sometimes needs nothing more than pure white accents to let each feature shine. This pair of glass chandeliers create an almost ghostly silhouette against the busy backdrop.
Kitchens need a mix of different light fixtures to function well. Task lighting that illuminates work surfaces is essential, but not all lighting in this space must be practical. A flamboyant chandelier suspended decadently over a dining table adds a touch of elegance while creating a soft wash of warm light. It also acts as a pleasing foil to the super-minimalist kitchen units.
For an exciting lighting scheme in your kitchen, mix up styles. Who would have thought that this elegant, Art Deco style shade would work so well alongside the modern recessed lights in the ceiling?
This charming, all-white kitchen is flooded with natural light, which bounces off the cabinets, creating a bright, pristine space. The understated chandelier over the island is really the icing on the cake.
These days, chandeliers come in every shape and size and work equally well in traditional and modern; pale and dark kitchens. This pair of sizeable chandeliers might seem too imposing if it weren’t for their delicate, translucent structure.
The juxtaposition of traditional and modern works beautifully in this open-plan space. The grand chandelier, panelled ceiling and parquet flooring are classic elements, teamed with ultra-modern, almost monolithic kitchen cabinets. Perhaps this daring mix of vintage and contemporary, opulence and austerity works so well because of the room’s enviable proportions and beautiful bones?
You can’t go wrong with a monochrome scheme, and this black and white kitchen is made all the more striking with the addition of an oversized ebony chandelier. It forms a visual link between the striking charcoal paper on the ceiling and the dark wood and granite worktop of the kitchen island.
Chandeliers don’t have to be of the twinkly variety. This impressive antler design hits just the right hunting lodge note for its rural backdrop. And don’t worry, deer shed their antlers naturally each year, so no harm done.
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