95+ Kitchen Designs with Dazzling Pendant Lights

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Pendant lights are to kitchens what chandeliers are to foyers, especially kitchens with islands.



That’s not to say the only lights in a kitchen are pendant lights, because often there are other lights such as recessed lights.  After all, a kitchen needs plenty of light.  Nobody like reading recipe books in the dark let alone chop food up with wicked sharp knives.

In fact as you browse our gallery below (you can also check out our full kitchen gallery here), you’ll notice that the pendant / recessed lighting combo is super popular in today’s kitchen designs.  The pendant light offers both form and function while recessed light provide the additional illumination needed.

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The elongated kitchen features a dual sink center island on a hardwood flooring. Decorative ceiling is lighted by pendant lights.
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The kitchen boasts granite countertop and walnut finish cabinets along with stainless steel appliances and tiles flooring.
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Another look of the kitchen focuses mainly on the beautiful granite countertop and the stainless steel appliance.
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Pure white kitchen with tray ceiling and laminated flooring together with marble countertop and multiple cabinets.
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The dine-in kitchen is absolutely stunning with its shiny multiple ceiling lights brightening the area. The room also features a breakfast bar with a granite countertops and custom cabinets in metallic chrome finish.
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Another look of the jaw-dropping dine-in kitchen focusing on the granite countertop breakfast bar and the beautiful view of the Manhattan's green space outside of the glass windows.
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Huge dine-in kitchen with white marble walls and table top along with candle light chandelier and stainless steel appliances.
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The kitchen's white walls perfectly blends with the lighting and the tiles flooring while the table for two dining set fits perfectly in the kitchen.
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Another look of Michael Hall's kitchen focusing the table for two, silver appliance and multiple cabinets.
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The cherry-finished cabinets and other storage are what makes this kitchen stunningly beautiful. Added by the white top counters and breakfast bar, along with the vintage-looking pendant lights, the room is just draw-dropping.
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This kitchen is not ordinary as it is a custom-built chef kitchen. From the marble top table and wall to the ceiling lights, are all jaw-dropping.
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Kris Jenner's kitchen looks traditional with a nice pendant and recessed lighting on the cathedral ceiling. The hardwood floors keeps the room stay classy.
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Another look at Kris Jenner's dine-in kitchen. The elegance of this kitchen comes from the perfectly installed lighting along with the laminated wood cabinets.
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White country kitchen with blue breakfast island and classy pendant lighting.
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White contemporary kitchen with 1-light inverted pendant lighting with marble breakfast island and hardwood flooring.
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Traditional kitchen with 3-light kitchen island pendant, tree floor plant in planter and bar stools.
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Rustic kitchen with large reach-in cabinets and marble breakfast island.
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Industrial kitchen with wall mounted wine glass rack, metal LED wine letter block, and interior barn door.
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Open-concept contemporary kitchen with peninsula breakfast bar, pendant lighting and tile flooring.
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Where to Buy Kitchen Pendant Lights

Here’s a good selection of online retailers.

What are pendant lights?

It’s not rocket science.  I’m sure after checking out our gallery you get a sense of what pendant lights are.  They are lights that hang or are suspended from the ceiling or some other overhead object by a cord, chain, rope or something similar.  Generally, there are 2 or more in the kitchen in a straight line.  These are a popular form of light for illuminating kitchen islands.

Where are pendant lights typically placed in the kitchen?

Typically they’re hung in a line of two or more over a kitchen island or peninsula.  The line of lights follows the length of the island or peninsula.  The lines it creates in the upper sphere of the kitchen is pleasing to the eye.

Check out our list of top 10 kitchen island pendant lights here.

12 types of pendant lights for kitchens?

There are 12 main types of pendant lights for kitchen designs.  Moreover, the example photos before really don’t do each type justice since within each type there sub types, different colors, different types of bulbs and different colors.  It’s astonishing how many different lights there are.

1. Uplight

Uplight pendant lights shine the light upwards creating an ambient light.  This is not a typical kitchen option.

2. Downlight

Downlight types shine light downward.  This is the usual type for a kitchen because it shines light on the counter surfaces where you need to see.

3. Mini-lights

Mini pendant lights are small.

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4. Island/Antler

Island pendant lights are a type with 2 or more light scones on a single light.  Island styles with 3 or more scones kind of have a chandelier effect.  Moreover, if you have room for one pendant light, it’s best to get the island type.

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5. Shade

The fifth main type of pendant light are those with a shade.  These provide a more muted light.

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6. Cluster Pendant Lights

You can buy cluster pendant lights which is a bunch of smaller pendant lights from the same fixture attached above.

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7. Inverted Center Bowl

The final type of pendant light is designed so the light shines upward.  It creates a more ambient light which can be good for a dining room or foyer.  These are not good for kitchens.

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8. Candle

Candle pendant lights have candle-like lights in a fixture hanging from the ceiling.

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9. Cage

Another type (popular right now) are cage pendant lights which is a wire structure wrapped around the bulb.  The entire structure hangs from overhead.

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10. Schoolhouse Pendant

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11. Geometric Pendant

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12. Globe Pendant

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13. Cascade Pendant?

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How to install a pendant light

Here’s a popular video showing you how to install a pendant light.

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