Looking for the best kitchen island lighting, you need to see these inspiring examples. You can have one of these light models, pendant lights, chandelier and ceiling light. These three light designs will help you meet your need of kitchen lighting, especially to illuminate the island. Indeed, you can combine ceiling lights and one of chandelier or pendant light. However, you should not need to combine chandelier and pendant light.
Installing ceiling lamps is a must. Ceiling lamps give basic lighting for the whole kitchen. Then, the main kitchen island lighting ideas are the selection of whether using chandelier or pendant lamp. Both of these light features define the island. They should be installed right over the island. There are various designs of chandelier but there are only limited designs that are suitable to match the island, i.e. drum or rectangular chandelier. You can add two drum shade chandelier or a single long rectangular chandelier.
Chandelier, in the case of its size, is larger than pendant light. It takes more space and when it is not carefully managed, it makes the room feels smaller that it is. To save more space, installing pendant light will be better. Because of its small size, you need to add three or more lights based on the size of the island. The main idea is that all of the lights should be in the area of the island. They should not be outside the island line.
For a small island, three pendant lamps are enough. But if you have smaller island that is not suitable with three lamps, a single chandelier will be better. For a longer island, you can install four or five lamps. Make sure that the lamps are installed in a single straight line. As you can find at these kitchen island lighting ideas pictures, the line is commonly in the middle part over the island.