Lighting is the design element that majorly affects the quality of life in a space. Any architectural or design element gains or loses its significance relative to the natural/artificial light it receives. The kitchen is the interior space that most includes function. Bearing a 500 lux design luminosity requirement, it is considered the space with maximum need for light in the house. Lighting in kitchens can be designed in various layouts: direct ceiling lighting, ceiling-wash indirect lighting, wall-mount lighting, wall-wash indirect lighting and cabinet indirect lighting.
The selection of the type of lighting for your kitchen primarily depends on the kitchen design. Lighting becomes of further importance if you have a kitchen island. The latter urges the lighting design to focus on the kitchen center and/or to draw attention to the kitchen island by installing suspended lighting fixtures, which serve design and functionality simultaneously
Some examples of Hanging Lights Over Island In Kitchen Ideas posted below.
1. Black Forged Iron Pendants
The two suspended black forged-iron style lighting fixtures complement this classic black island and render it a focal point in this white U-shaped kitchen.
2. Classic Lighting Fixtures
The three white glass lighting shades with black supports match the island counter stools in number, spacing and classic style.
3. Candle-like Lights
This traditional kitchen with farmhouse ambience is perfected by installing this lighting fixture that is inspired from the antique candle-holder suspended metal structure.
4. Modern Coloured Glass Pendants
Modern lustrous coloured glass lights give this ultra modern open space kitchen elegance and style. The result is an easy on the eye kitchen island. Notice that the lighting fixture to the far right is positioned in the centre of the dining counter, and the one on the far left mirrored accordingly. An unquestionably thoughtful design.
5. Vintage Industrial Lighting Fixtures
Rustic and vintage styles go very well together. The industrial metal (stainless steel) suspended lights match the rustic kitchen’s stainless steel counter top in an interesting modern design twist. The reflecting surface opposes the natural chalky wood finish, yet create a remarkable combination.
6. Beat Tall, Beat Fat and Beat Wide
The 5 Tom Dixon black and gold brass light pendants have a charm of their own. Three shapes of the four available are selected for this modern kitchen: Beat Tall, Beat Fat and Beat Wide. The equally spaced, equally hanging lighting fixtures stress the parallelism of the kitchen layout and attracts attention to the long running kitchen island.
7. Big Spherical Pendants
Style is added to the modern kitchen in this farmhouse by the three dissimilar creamy white suspended fabric lighting fixtures: a sphere, a horizontally elliptical sphere and a vertically elliptical sphere.
8. Classic Forged Iron Pendants
The three classic suspended lights together with the grey chalky finished kitchen island beneath form a symmetric background for the open classic living room. A very elegantly layout-ed space is formed despite the many functions it embraces.
9. Modern Transparent Glass Hanging Lights
Transparent glass hanging lights is a daring design selection which draws the eyes to the most interesting element in this contemporary kitchen: the minimalistic island.
10. Modern Rod-hanging Lights
Contemporary kitchen style allows perhaps the widest selection range of accessories. For example, this kitchen with its long and relatively narrow island bears a similar modern lighting fixture. The suspended lights are all hung on a long stainless steel rod which is in itself suspended from the ceiling. Note that hanging lights over the kitchen island does not fulfill the luminosity need of the kitchen space. Advice: Keep the suspended lighting fixtures the focal point of the lighting layout by selecting simple spotlights, indirect lighting or LED square lights for the rest of the space.