Under- cabinet lighting reflects beautifully off the white glass tile backsplash in the simple, contemporary kitchen. A white and gray color scheme is a chic combination that leaves the space feeling soft and airy.
A small kitchen requires a combination of task and atmospheric lighting. To counteract the bluish cast of fluorescent lighting and add drama, install pendant lights in the eating area, incandescent lighting underneath upper cabinets and incandescent spot lighting above cabinetry. Lighting can also be installed under base cabinetry so it shines down onto the toe plate.
Artful lighting sets the tone and creates fanciful effects in this streamlined, contemporary kitchen and dining space. From recessed cans to under-cabinet lighting to a serpentine, jewel-like pendant above the modern square table, both task and accent lighting is plentiful. In the dining room, the pendant casts undulating shadows on the wall that heighten the drama of the artwork's water theme.
Backlighting plays a crucial role in modernizing classic elements of this open floor plan kitchen. It's used in the quartz countertops and backsplash, as well as above the stainless steel range hood to highlight traditional moldings.
Contrasting neutral colors and a glass backsplash create an energetic warmth while maintaining a light and airy feeling in this kitchen. The island contains just a few cabinets in order to visually open the space.
This contemporary kitchen features an extended countertop for added seating and easier food prep. White upper cabinets, countertops and backsplash give the space a clean, modern look. Under-cabinet lighting, as well as ambient lighting and an industrial pendant light illuminate the space.
White tile flooring, white walls, and exceptional recessed lighting create a bright, open look in this stylish kitchen. Sleek drawer pulls and stainless steel accents add to the room's contemporary style.
This gorgeous white kitchen offers a crisp, clean feel with matching cabinetry, countertops and backsplash. To add to the room's contemporary look, an airy light fixture with a visible Edison bulb makes a stylish statement.
Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement. It can make the whole room glow, especially if you take a multi-directional approach. This kitchen features uplighting from energy-efficient LED tape on the top cabinets, and task lighting from LED under-cabinet fixtures on the bottom cabinet, both from Kichler. Kichler recommends dimmable task lighting for the kitchen so that you can make it as bright as necessary for doing prep work but dial it down for evening mood-setting.
Contemporary White Kitchen With Modern Pendant Lighting
The countertop view of this contemporary kitchen showcases a long marble island under modern pendant lighting. The symmetrical design of the kitchen features small windows and frosted glass-front cabinetry.
Traditional Kitchen With Contemporary Lighting Feels Glamorous
A cream kitchen island stands out in this beautiful open kitchen amongst the dark gray cabinetry. Stainless steel appliances add a high-end feel while the contemporary glass lighting above the island is a surprising twist.
Under Cabinet Lighting Creates Cozy Contemporary Kitchen
Warm wood cabinets with centered metallic hardware and under-cabinet lighting create a cozy feel in this open kitchen. The room contains neutral countertops, stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash.
Contemporary Kitchen With Light Wood Cabinets and Kitchen Island Track Lighting
This open plan kitchen features light wood cabinets paired with black countertops. Metal track lighting hangs above the kitchen island, while brown leather stools provide a spot for casual dining. Neutral tiles line the floors.