Brilliant Bethnal Green: industrial Kitchen by Propia

24 kitchens (you can copy) that shine like a diamond

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Cabinets and worktops are all very well but, when it comes to finishing your kitchen off to perfection, any professional planner will tell you it's all about the lighting. 

You want a bright, usable space that feels fresh and clean, so skimping on the kitchen lighting simply won't do. We've found some amazing spaces that have been lit to exactly the right standards, so take look and see if any of these styles would work well in your home.

We bet at least one will really light up your imagination! 

1. A feature shade in a small kitchen looks amazing!

2. Low pendulums soften up an industrial space

3. Multiple contemporary lights are fabulous with rustic surroundings

4. Enormous skylights are a clever way to make the lighting more natural

modern Kitchen by homify
homify

Modern and Bold Kitchen Diner

homify

5. Bright shades make a real feature

White, black, stainless steel and a vibrant splash of yellow.: modern Kitchen by Pyram
Pyram

White, black, stainless steel and a vibrant splash of yellow.

Pyram

6. Clustered pendulums look incredible!

W9  |  Eclectic Industrialism : industrial Kitchen by Davonport
Davonport

W9 | Eclectic Industrialism

Davonport

7. Poseable task lighting is ideal for a galley kitchen

Galley kitchen: modern Kitchen by Ecosa Institute
Ecosa Institute

Galley kitchen

Ecosa Institute

8. Under-cabinet lights shed illumination on what you're doing

Blue & Cream Gloss Kitchen, Aberdare, South Wales: modern Kitchen by Hitchings & Thomas Ltd
Hitchings & Thomas Ltd

Blue & Cream Gloss Kitchen, Aberdare, South Wales

Hitchings & Thomas Ltd

9. Who said you can't have a crystal chandelier in the kitchen?

Project 820: modern Kitchen by Artichoke
Artichoke

Project 820

Artichoke

10. Cabinet spotlights work well with a reflective worktop

New Crane Wharf: modern Kitchen by TLA Studio
TLA Studio

New Crane Wharf

TLA Studio

11. A mix of spotlights and pendulums help with targeted lighting

12. Don't forget your shelves! These ones look fantastic

Old-Meets-New: modern Kitchen by Krantz Designs
Krantz Designs

Old-Meets-New

Krantz Designs

13. Cooker-specific lighting offer a nice ambiance

Brilliant Bethnal Green: industrial Kitchen by Propia
Propia

Brilliant Bethnal Green

Propia

14. Classic kitchens can easily embrace modern lighting

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones: classic Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

15. A little upcycled industrial lighting looks amazing and really lights the room well

Timeless Greys: classic Kitchen by Rencraft
Rencraft

Timeless Greys

Rencraft

16. If you have a kitchen extension planned, try a full glass wall for an exclusive lighting solution

17. Camouflaged lighting is wonderful for kitchens with feature ceilings. Strip lights against beams are harder to spot

A cottage of two halves: country Kitchen by Forest Eyes Photography
Forest Eyes Photography

A cottage of two halves

Forest Eyes Photography

18. In a rustic kitchen, warm lighting can be the key to picking out all those incredible tones

Les Prevosts Farm: rustic Kitchen by CCD Architects
CCD Architects

Les Prevosts Farm

CCD Architects

19. Why choose one lighting option when you can have skylights, spotlights and pendulums?

20. Floor lighting adds extra sparkle to a kitchen, especially small ones!

Northumberland Avenue : modern Kitchen by Haus12 Interiors
Haus12 Interiors

Northumberland Avenue

Haus12 Interiors

21. Traditional lampshades make super fun and eclectic pendulum covers

Original kitchen by Harvey jones: classic Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Original kitchen by Harvey jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

22. When only a luxe candelabra will do, your kitchen must have one!

23. Polished metal shades brighten up a room and resonate the light everywhere

Kitchen and Lighting: modern Kitchen by CATO creative
CATO creative

Kitchen and Lighting

CATO creative

24. Barely-there lighting is amazing in a kitchen, making sure the bulbs' hard work isn't wasted

If you're on the lookout for plenty of kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 22 Kitchen Tricks That Really Save You Time (And Patience).

Which of these styles flicked your inspiration switch?
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