Chandeliers for the kitchen have long been part of the interior, their different models can be found on a variety of photos. Similar lighting is used in both large and small rooms. Most often, the top lights are located above the dining area. The choice of colors, materials and design depends largely on the style of the interior, as well as on the layout of the room - its size and shape.
The chandelier is not just a device for lighting the kitchen, but a stylish highlight that helps to create a special atmosphere.
Types of designs
All chandeliers are somehow divided into two large groups - suspended and ceiling. Each type of design has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
This design consists of ceiling lamps with lamps that are attached to the ceiling using the suspension, its role is performed by a durable cord, cable or chain. The chain length is adjusted depending on the height of the room, as well as the desired brightness of the lighting. The material for the ceiling used is different from paper to glass or plastic. There are many models of pendant chandeliers that allows you to choose a lighting fixture of a suitable color and size for any kitchen interior.
Suspended chandelier design for the kitchen
This chandelier is mounted in the kitchen under the ceiling, combining convenience with compactness. This is the best option for low rooms. The material of the ceiling lamps is also the most diverse, they also differ in decor, color, matte surface or gloss. The only drawback of the kitchen ceiling chandeliers is the impossibility of changing the lamp without removing the ceiling. However, this inconvenience is so insignificant that it usually does not matter when choosing the design of the chandelier. Variants of ceiling lights for a small kitchen can be seen in the photo below.
Ceiling type chandelier design for the kitchen
The proportions of the kitchen also affect the choice of models of lamps. For low rooms it is not recommended to purchase pendant chandeliers, it is better to choose spotlights or compact ceiling models.
Round compact chandelier made of crystal with a ceiling mount perfectly fit into the interior of a small kitchen
For long narrow kitchens, you can choose an elongated chandelier. This model is convenient because it allows you to select the number of lamps or add new ones. If the room is spacious, well fit a large pendant chandelier, located in the center of the ceiling or above the dining area. It can have several levels of lamps, an abundance of decor, forged elements, pendants.
Classic luxury with modern fashion create truly unique masterpieces
If the kitchen is very small, you should choose simple shapes and soothing colors. Round lamps from monophonic or light glass will look harmoniously in a small room. In such an interior can not use bright colors, intricate details, opaque ceiling lamps, since such excesses visually make the ceilings even lower. Chandeliers for a small kitchen should be light, bright and transparent as, for example, in the photo.
In addition to the main chandelier, you can use lamps
It is not necessary to select the style of the chandelier for kitchen design right down to the dash. For example, the classic models of lamps look quite appropriate in other interiors, and the eco eco chandelier will easily fit into the modern style of the kitchen, giving it a freshness.
Most often it is a hanging chandelier made of clear glass or crystal. It can have pendants, lamps styled as candles, forged parts are elegant and luxurious. Glitter and chic - that's what such a lamp.
Luxurious duet of two exquisite crystal chandeliers
Important! Classic chandeliers are quite massive and require high ceilings in the kitchen.
The materials used are not only the usual glass and crystal, but also fabric and even plastic that imitates glass. Although, of course, the most luxurious chandeliers are made from real crystal, the price and weight of such lamps are appropriate.
Delicate blue crystal chandelier with gold base adds comfort and nobility to the dining area
The chandelier in the kitchen, decorated in modern style, does not necessarily correspond to all canons. First of all, it is the name for lamps that do not fit into the classic design framework. Chandeliers are created on the principle of simplicity and minimalism without luxurious details. This is one of the best options for kitchens in the style of minimalism.
Lamps made in the best traditions of the modern style are divided into several groups. This is a vintage, avant-garde, as well as designer models, characterized by originality of execution. Such chandeliers can be a decoration for any modern interior.
Chandeliers for the kitchen in eco style are made only from natural materials, most often it is wood. The original design allows to diversify the kitchen interior. Popular designs with a combination of glass and many small twigs, twigs. Also, if you wish, you can choose a chandelier to the kitchen with paper or fabric shades.
In this style, you can choose a chandelier in the spirit of eco - in the form of a tree branch or with compositions of branches. Also looks stylish lamp in the form of a trolley wheel with stylized lamps, candles. However, this option requires high ceilings and a spacious kitchen, otherwise a massive wooden wheel on a thick chain will overload the room. How to look chandeliers for the kitchen in the style of Provence shown in the photo below.
For the kitchen, furnished in the best traditions of hi-tech, chandeliers of simple shapes are suitable without too much decor. Chrome-plated parts and glass or high-quality glossy plastic go well together. Colors are also selected muted and dark enough. Chandeliers for the interior of a small kitchen in high-tech style can be seen in the photo below.
In the interiors with an oriental flavor, chandeliers of various shapes and materials can be used. Lamps in oriental style can combine stained glass elements, forged parts, have pendants, be decorated with gold leaf or, conversely, be artificially aged. African lamps can repeat the outlines of the horns of animals, mounted not only on the ceiling, but also on the walls. For Japanese interiors, you can choose models that are stylized as paper lanterns.
This design of the kitchen fixtures is characterized by an eclectic approach, combining elements from different directions. It is here that materials are combined in other styles that are incompatible with each other. Contrasting colors, unusual combinations - all this is permissible in a fusion-style kitchen. For example, a classic heavy chandelier made of crystal will look remarkably harmonious against a background of minimalist decoration.
The color of the chandelier is not less important than the design and style. Shades should be selected based on the overall design of the kitchen. If the lamps are not separate elements of the decor, they should not attract too much attention. Conversely, with simple decoration and furniture, the chandelier can become a color accent. What color chandelier to choose the kitchen can be seen on the selection of photos below.
The easiest option, suitable for any kitchen interior. Transparent ceiling lamps do not prevent the penetration of light, such lighting devices are the brightest. Often they are made of glass or transparent plastic, the glossy glossy surface looks easy and at ease, visually without weighing down the kitchen design. Transparent lighting devices are combined with any colors present in the interior.
A chandelier made of translucent materials of light shades will perfectly fit into the design of a dark kitchen, nor will it “argue” with bright elements of decor. Crystal, frosted glass or opaque plastic are well suited as materials for the lamp.
Chandeliers are made of opaque materials, if you use a translucent or clear glass, choose dark colors. Such a lamp will perfectly play on the contrast with the light finish of the kitchen, but choosing such chandeliers under gloomy interiors is not the best option - there will be very little light that will create a depressing mood.
If discreet colors are chosen for the decoration of the kitchen, a bright chandelier can bring a zest to the interior. Red, green, turquoise, orange, lilac, yellow and other bright shades will enliven an overly calm design. The shape of the chandelier can be the simplest, it is the shade of the ceiling lamps that plays an important role.
Important! A colored luminaire can be a unique bright spot in the design, or it can overlap with other decorative elements, textiles, and furniture elements.
Chrome-plated details or metallic shine are a find for kitchens in a modern style (loft, hi-tech, fusion, etc.). The form at the same time is chosen the most diverse from the simplest options to complex multi-tiered structures.
Choosing a chandelier
How to choose the chandelier for the kitchen:
- Determine in advance exactly what part of the kitchen will be lit by the chandelier. From this depends on the power of the lamps and their number. It is best to select models with the ability to adjust the brightness of the lighting, it will allow more efficient use of electricity.
- Calculate the total lamp power. Too bright lighting will not allow to relax, it will be annoying. Sharp light creates too dark deep shadows, which negatively affects the impression of kitchen design. For premises of medium size (10-11 sq. M.), 100-120 watts for ordinary lamps and about 300 watts for halogen lamps are sufficient. If you want to use fluorescent lighting, 80 watts is enough.
- For a medium sized kitchen, a chandelier for 3 lamps is enough. The larger the area of the room, the more sockets for lamps should be. If the kitchen is very large, for example, it is a room shared with the living room, it makes sense to purchase not one, but two chandeliers.
How different chandeliers look to the kitchen in the interiors of apartments can be seen in the photo below.
At the moment there are several varieties of electric lamps. The easiest and most inexpensive option is ordinary incandescent bulbs. However, they will not last for a long time, which is a significant drawback. Imaginary savings are just an illusion, since incandescent bulbs will have to be changed quite often.
Fluorescent lamps burn evenly and brightly enough, but their eyes may be tired. Halogen lamps are among the most expensive, but their service life is very long. However, they require special conditions for disposal, they should in no case be thrown out in ordinary bins.
The most modern type of fixtures are LEDs. They are not only distinguished by a long service life, but also by a large choice of colors and power, as a result, you can choose lamps that are ideal for the kitchen.
The most prestigious and high-quality brands, of course, European. Superiority in the manufacture of chandeliers is divided between Italy, Germany and Spain, these are the countries-manufacturers leading in the domestic market. Lighting devices of Czech and Polish production are also good, they will be cheaper, but their quality is excellent. Of course, you can order lamps from China, but in this case, carefully check all the specifications before buying.
If you order lighting fixtures for the kitchen online, make sure that the online store has all the necessary documents. Lamps must have quality certificates specifically for Russian power grids.
When choosing a chandelier for the kitchen, keep in mind that it is not just a source of light, but a full part of the design. Color, materials and design should fit the interior and not to stand out from it.