25 Light Fixtures That Will Transform Your Kitchen

Track lights and fluorescent fixtures? Please.

Karyn R. Millet

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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wire chandelier
Trevor Tondro
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.

Sumerside Chandelier, $168, amazon.com

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Miescisko
Yellow Lantern

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
Industrial Pendants

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

Industrial Pendant, $109, amazon.com

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Nathan Kirkman
Brass Patina

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

Brass Globe Fixture, $150, amazon.com

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branch chandelier
Mick Hales
Twig Chandelier

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

Twig Chandelier, $950, amazon.com

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David A. Land
Rattan Pendant

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.

Wicker Pendant, $140, wayfair.com

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Paul Raeside
Colorful 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
Modern Steel

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

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Leafy Lantern

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
Blue 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
Industrial Lights

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

Glass Pendant, $29, amazon.com

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kitchen of the year banquette
Trevor Tondro
Glam Chandelier

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

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disco ball lighting
Tara Donne
Silver Orbs

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

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brass hanging lamps
Eric Piasecki
Brass Pendants

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

Brass Pendant, $71, amazon.com

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BEATRIZ DA COSTA
Reflective Pendant

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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urban grace interiors kitchen
Tara Striano
Lanterns

Lanterns are a classic fixture but still feel modern when hung in an unexpected place, like in the kitchen. Pick a finish for the lantern's interior that works with your decor style.

Brass Lantern, $133, amazon.com

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caitlin wilson kitchen
Annie Schlechter
Brass Finishes

How do you make a white kitchen less basic? We're all about that brass.

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sheila bridges kitchen
Annie Schlechter
Globe Lantern

A globe lantern makes this colorful kitchen feel exotic. Even though the space is small, it still has an impact.

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monica bhargava kitchen
Victoria Pearson
Global-Inspired Lanterns

People will think you bought them at a Moroccan bazaar. (But no one has to know that you actually didn't.)

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melanie coddington kitchen
David Duncan Livingston
Painted Hanging Lights

Need to brighten up your kitchen? Paint lanterns white inside to reflect more light.

Nautical Pendant, $170, amazon.com

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white kitchen
Laura Moss
Trio of Lights

A trio of pendants look clean over an island. Farmhouse decor goals.

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wood kitchen
Ngoc Minh Ngo
Glass Pendants

Contrast a rustic, wood kitchen with glass pendants. It'll brighten up the space and keep it feeling modern.

Glass Pendant, $45, amazon.com

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rob southern kitchen
Jonny Valiant
Square Fixtures

Bored of your traditional kitchen? Geometric pendants to the rescue.

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pine and iron bar stools
Tara Striano
L-Shaped Grouping

If you're already feeling your existing lighting, you can still update it by rearranging your grouping. An L-shape feels cool and unexpected.

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industrial restoration hardware pendants
Amy Neunsinger
Industrial Style

Industrial-style pendants add contrast above the kitchen island in a traditional home. They balance out an ultra-femme room.

Industrial Pendant, $70, amazon.com

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