Are you feeling like it's time to shed some fresh light on your kitchen design? We are here to help.
General lighting is the lighting we use to illuminate a whole room or area so that we can see our way through to the next area or light source. General lighting comes in the form of recessed (beneath the surface), surface (at the surface) and pendant (hanging from the surface) fixtures. Task lighting is lighting we use to see clearly what we are doing so that we can complete a task. In the kitchen, you need general and task lighting.
We'd like to offer these eight tips and tricks for lighting your dream kitchen.
The glow from a lighted backsplash is very trendy. It will brighten and open up any kitchen.
Under Cabinet Lighting
Installing under-cabinet lighting can really change the look of your kitchen. Besides being lovely, it is also extremely practical.
Color Behind Glass Lighting
Using brightly colored lights behind glass cabinet doors is effective. This is one of the most eye-catching modern design tricks around.
Strong Contrast Lighting
Black and white are an obvious choice, but royal blue and canary yellow will work. Whatever contrasting colors you choose accented with the use of pendant lighting make for a kitchen design that will make a lasting impression.
A plain, iconic light fixture in a color that helps it disappear into the background makes for a clean minimalist design. Minimalist lighting can speak at maximum volume.
An uncluttered, neutral, natural environment utilizing natural light when possible. Recessed lighting would be the zen choice when natural light is unavailable. Zen lighting is an example of minimalist lighting.
Installing lighting under your cabinets, near the floor, is another popular trend. It looks sophisticated and almost tricks the eyes into thinking your cabinets are floating.
Anything Goes Lighting
Good news! Whether you like all these ideas, none of them, or a few of them, that's fine. Nowadays, the number one kitchen design rule is —anything goes! Go with one theme or mix and match to make it a theme that's uniquely your own.
Ready to cook in your dream kitchen, with those glass cabinet doors enclosing brightly colored lights illuminating the dishes inside? Maybe you'd prefer a minimalist design? Whatever your preferences, we, here at Kitchen Tune-Up in Charlotte, NC, are prepared and excited to go a step further than just accenting your kitchen with new and better lighting. We would love to show you how your kitchen could truly stand out with newly refaced or redoored cabinets. We also do custom cabinets and cabinet resurfacing.
Contact Kitchen Tune-Up Today to not only update the lighting in your kitchen but your cabinets, as well! Schedule an appointment today!