Kitchen Pendants: How To Pick The Perfect One

Zoe Pendant By Cangini & Tucci

Trends come and go as the years go by, especially in the world of interior design. Over the years, pendant lighting has become a staple in the kitchen acting more than just a light source. With the vast number of fixtures available for different occasions and lighting tasks, kitchen pendant lights are being sought out more than ever.

What are kitchen pendant lights?

These types of fixtures hang from a rod/chain approximately 30-36 inches above a counter top, and can fall under all of the lighting categories – task, general, accent and decorative lighting. The most common pendant fixtures have a single light bulb mounted base up, aiming the light downward onto an island – which acts as a task light. Ideally, depending on the size of the island, you can have anywhere from 1 to 3 pendants equally spaced out hanging from the ceiling. Recently, asymmetrical pendant placement has become a popular trend, such as this Sillux Graal Pendant combination:


Graal Kitchen Pendant Cluster by Sillux

Graal Pendant Cluster by Sillux


How do I choose the best pendant light option for my kitchen?

Picking the perfect kitchen pendant is easy and we’ll show you how! Using top designer brands such as Karman, Cangini & Tucci and Artemide to name a few, we’ll help you find the perfect light for your kitchen space.

Perfect for sleek, clean, modern kitchens. SLAMP offers a suspension lamp that is elegant, energy efficient, adjustable and is perfect for illuminating the entire island.


Hugo Suspension Kitchen Pendant by Slamp

Hugo Suspension Pendant by Slamp


With great character adding dramatic highlight into your space, these hand-made Italian pendants can be hung at different heights to add depth and add a unique touch to any kitchen. Available in three different sizes and several colours, this pendant can come in a metallic finish or coloured glass. Don’t forget to layer the pendants for a more full effect!


Zoe Kitchen Pendants Layered pendants for full effect, come in different finishes and can be hung at different heights.

Zoe 1303.1L Pendant by Cangini & Tucci

TIP! Things to consider when using pendants in the kitchen for…

Task Lighting – Use lower output bulbs / dimmers so the downward light isn’t as harsh.

Ambient – Focuses more on the pendant as a main source of light throughout the entire kitchen.

Decorative / Accent – Can hang higher than the sight line since it won’t act as the main source of light. These chains and fixtures can be more decorative in their design.


With this industrial but airy suspension lamp by Karman, you can give your kitchen a one of a kind rustic feel. Perfect for lofts and modern interiors!


Karman Rustic Kitchen Pendants that are effortless which you can customize to any height.

Sisma Suspension Lamp by Karman

TIP! In the kitchen…

Since pendant heights can vary, if it hangs in your line of sight, pick slimmer fixtures. Brighten your space with sophisticated minimal pendants that feel as if they aren’t even there, such as these glass pendants available in a variety of sizes and cable colours.


Cangini and Tucci Kitchen Pendants Airy and elevated that don't even seem like they're there!

Fuzzy 1313.1L Pendant by Cangini & Tucci


If you are worried about the pendant lights being too bright over the island, choose one that reflects light off of the ceiling rather than downwards. This will fill the room with light without being too harsh on the eyes.

Add captivating character that’s sure to leave an impression in your home with the Pirce Suspension by Artemide.


Artemide Kitchen Pendant Pirce

Pirce Suspension by Artemide


Industrial meets rustic with these clean modern lights by Karman.


Karman Kitchen Pendant Classical piece reminding of old street lamps, Structure and decoration in matte grey or matte white ceramic.

Via Rizzo 7 Suspension Lamp by Karman


Out of this world pendants that are sure to make heads turn in your kitchen. These minimal pendants are designed by Artemide, a leading brand in the world of lighting design. They can be layered to create a more full look for larger kitchens.


Castore Suspension Kitchen Pendant by Artemide

Castore Suspension Kitchen Pendant by Artemide

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