Lighting takes on a number of different roles in the kitchen. It can be task lighting for chopping and preparing food, or ambient lighting for dinners at the island counter. Pretty glass pendants make this functional lighting feel special. Pendant lights combined with recessed lighting and lighting under the cabinets creates a well-rounded lighting plan for every kitchen task.
These glass pendant lights over the island look to be hand-blown. Their warm color shifts between creams to a deep amber, casting a warm light over the island through the glass and a strong, clear light directly below. They also add a nice spot of color in a neutral kitchen.
White cabinets and dark ebony stained wood floors are great bones in this traditional kitchen. Adding color with the lighting is a nice way to introduce it into the room while keeping the main elements neutral. The yellow tones of the glass look wonderful with the cream and black. The sunny yellow accents really warm up the kitchen, as well.
Mixing the handcrafted, almost contemporary style of the glass pendant lights breaks up the traditional feeling of the kitchen. Adding a few handmade or handcrafted design elements like these glass pendants makes the kitchen feel a bit more eclectic and personalized. Traditional style pendant lights or vintage schoolhouse style pendants would also work in this kitchen. Green metal shades or black shades would look great with the cream and black elements of the kitchen. Whatever style you choose, pendant lights over the kitchen island can be the perfect solution for lighting up this essential workspace.