Why us a can light to illuminate your kitchen island when a much more attractive kitchen pendant light option is available? Still capable of lighting the area as well as a can light, these gorgeous hanging kitchen pendant lights are the perfect way to light up your kitchen, with flair and class. Take a look at our collection of kitchen pendant lights for over your island.
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Vintage Spiral Kitchen Island Pendant Lights
For a fun twist in the kitchen add dark metal spiral pendants above your kitchen island. The spiral isn’t just eye-catching, but also a fun way to move the light around your kitchen.
The even number of pendant lights creates a symmetrical appearance along with having two or four barstools. If you choose a darker pendant light frame, then go with a light-painted background to show off the vintage spiral design.
Wooden Lantern Pendant Lights Over Islands
Wooden lanterns are key in a rustic or farmhouse design. Adding them above your kitchen island is a great way to flaunt their beauty.
Warmer lightbulbs bring a relaxed ambiance while cooler light bulbs create an energetic atmosphere. For taller appearing ceilings, hang your wooden pendant lights farther from your kitchen island.
Glass Linear Kitchen Pendant Light Trio
Linear glass pendant lights are versatile and extremely trendy. They easily diffuse light in your kitchen without creating any unwanted shadows. You can find linear glass pendant lights in an assortment of colors.
For a feminine flair, find glass pendant lights that end with curving. Glass pendant lights that end in a full circle create a more masculine sense.
Clear Teardrop Kitchen Pendant Lights
Teardrop pendant lights mimic raindrops appearing in nature. If you are naturally inclined, then lights that imitate nature are a brilliant notion for you.
The clear wiring holding the pendants gives the illusion your glass lights are hovering in mid-air. Clear glass pendant lights are perfect for reflecting light off white or light-colored surfaces.
Geometric Lantern Pendant Lights Over Islands
Geometric lantern pendant lights are best matched with modern-designed homes. The shiny metal lantern frames can be purchased in golds, and bronzes, silvers.
To make your geometric lanterns stand out, paint your cabinets black or white. Matte and monochromatic backdrops permit polished square lanterns to be the main attraction in your kitchen.
Glass Cylinder Kitchen Pendant Lights
What looks more beautiful than a glass pendant light? A cylinder glass pendant light with multiple glass pieces dangling within it.
Modern and contemporary designers adore cylinder glass pendant lights above light-colored marble countertops. Glass lights and shiny white marbled countertops, make a kitchen seem larger than it truly is.
Linear Rectangular Shaded Pendant Light
Linear rectangular shades balance light more evenly. Your light is directed both up and down rendering it less dramatic compared to shaded pendant lights that point only downwards.
This shade can be made of metal, glass, or soft fabric. Soft fabric shades look more comforting and are better matches to the farmhouse décor style. Metal shades create cooler atmospheres that emphasize industrial and antique styles.
Long Rectangular Pendant Light Over Islands
Long rectangular pendant lights look best over longer rectangular kitchen islands. They create a long and focused strip of light, emitting a more formal appearance.
Long rectangular lights keep strict control of your kitchen lighting. These types of pendant lights are great for people who appreciate straightforward lighting without all the bells and whistles.
Glamorous Ball Pendant Lights Over Islands
House of Hampton®
Smooth and gorgeous, these types of pendant lights are fashioned to cast light throughout a kitchen. Metal circular design patterns and crystal material draw on the glam décor style.
Quartz crystals used in kitchen pendant lights will create a rainbow hue across your room. Larger crystals create a nicer rainbow tint.
Weighted and Shaded Kitchen Pendant Lights
Weighted pendant lights add physics and a tasteful touch of gravity to your kitchen décor. Darker metals are best for industrial and antique decorating styles.
Having the light hidden completely beneath the shade framing will create a much more concentrated light form on your kitchen island. Stage two centerpieces below each pendant light to showcase and attract attention.
Rustic Kitchen Pendant Hanging Lightbulbs
Hanging these minimalistic rustic pendant lights over your kitchen island is a terrific way to bring calming ambiance to a room. Lightbulbs hanging freely from nylon cord wrapped around a beam a few times is simple and stylish.
A mix of shorter and longer cords creates a flow to a kitchen. These present marvelously over shorter and smaller kitchen islands.
Crisscross Open Box Kitchen Pendant Lights
Rich warm wood and metal-designed framework add rustic and industrial flair to your kitchen. The open crisscross pattern shadows triangles across your space.
The semi-solid outline and five-lightbulb design add a formal yet welcoming vibe to your kitchen. Odd numbers create an artistic twist, while even-numbered kitchen pendant lights maintain symmetry.
2 Pendant Lights Over Island
Best for: Modern style
What we like: Multiple choices for a custom look
Not great for: Dispersing light over a large area
This cylindrical pendant light fixture is available in four finishes, three colors of shade, and three sizes, giving you the ability to get a style that matches your kitchen design. The drop-down metal rod is adjustable and allows for slope ceiling installation.
Cylindrical pendant lights with straight dimensions are a great choice to go over food prep islands. The shade will direct the light emitting from the bulb straight down onto your workspace versus the light spreading out from a wide dome. When working with food prep, you want the best light exposure but don’t have to forgo a stylish nuance.
What Users Say:
Comes with various stem pieces to build to the length you want, they swivel and rotate angles.
Single Bulb Hanging Kitchen Lights Over Island
Best for: Rustic barn aesthetic
What we like: Mixed material pendant
Not great for: Contemporary or formal settings
This single bulb hanging light pendant suspends from an adjustable height drop rod compatible with sloped ceilings. The faux reclaimed wood frame with metal X-brace sides creates an open cage fixture around a single metal light base for a farmhouse nuance.
Picking a faux reclaimed barn wood light fixture is an excellent, easy way to get a farmhouse, rustic, country, or vintage primitive nuance without the guilt of real trees. Metal braces add stability and accent the earthiness of the wood structure for mixed material freshness. And it matches the black metal drop-rod that holds the light fixture.
What Users Say:
We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a modern, yet classic look.
4 Pendant Lights Over Island
Best for: Any size island
What we like: Long fixture with exposed bulbs
This LED-compatible light fixture has four antique brass lamp sockets with open Edison bulbs. The streamlined matte black rectangular frame has two geometric squares for accents and an adjustable height canopy suspended from two thin metal rods.
Metal over-island kitchen pendant lights offer versatility that goes with all decor, making for a great choice of light fixture to use if you frequently redesign your kitchen. And a pendant fixture with multiple bulbs, like this piece, gives you plenty of lighting for a functional island space, whether for food prep, eating, or conversing.
What Users Say:
It's understated but still makes an impact.
Singular Drum Pendant Light Over Island
Solo pendant lights create a major statement in a kitchen. The frosted glass drum shade surrounding a singular pendant light produces a charming radiance over your kitchen island.
You can find these pendant lights in glass, metal, or wood. Hanging a single drum pendant light over a unique centerpiece is an excellent way to wow your friends.
Angular shaped Kitchen Pendant Lights
Odd-shaped pendant lights are an art piece even with the lights turned off. When the light is on the scoop-shaped frame prisms light downwards for an interesting art display on your countertop.
The 45-degree metal framing brings your attention to what is sitting on the kitchen island just beneath it. For a minimalist appeal, leave your kitchen island bare.
Chandelier Kitchen Pendant Lights Over Islands
Not all chandeliers are made of glass. These wooden and metal mixes are gorgeous in a farmhouse kitchen.
Your eyes are drawn towards the ceiling with these types of pendant lights. However, your awareness stays fastened to the heavy four-sided wood structure.
Hanging lamp which will play its role the best in the kitchen, especially above kitchen island. This minimalistic lamp has lampshade made of translucent glass - it looks like covered with water drops.
Clift seeded glass pendants
These pendants are functional products that increase the level of light in the house. They are made of molded glass and steel with a bronze finish. The product is functional, effective and very solid.
These kitchen pendants lights over the kitchen island are a fabulous set with a glam twist. The glass shades, and a little bit industrial finish create the special atmosphere.
A beautiful kitchen ceiling chandelier constructed of several thin crossed rings outside and an inner stem with a chain of bronze-finished steel. The stem is decorated with lots of dangling glass elements.
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These made of hardware lamps are an excellent combination of beautiful and stylish form and functionality. The beautiful colors of the lampshades delight and bring to life a unique style and character.
The lovely kitchen does not have to be boring. This beautifully styled kitchen island with marble countertops, bar stools with tractor seats, impressive lamps and white furniture create a unique interior.
These fabulous kitchen lamps are a combination of steel construction and beautiful glass globe lampshades. The whole is presented in a very stylish and contemporary way, bringing to the interior a sense of style.
Kichler everly 1 light pendant
A functional and decorative piece of equipment in the kitchen. This is a pendant mounted on ceiling. It features three light sources and simple, stylish glass construction. It assures the appropriate level of light and it also looks very stylish in any decor.
Elegant setup for a traditional kitchen with a combination of classic white hanging cabinets with a darker kitchen island fitted with a purple coat of paint and a slate countertop, which matches the modern kitchen appliances.
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Espresso cabs with light granite Like the floor color and the lighting over the island.
White kitchen, corner farmhouse sink, pendant lights, granite, back splash, wood floors.
Kitchen Mini Pendant Lights Over Island
Clift Seeded Glass Pendants
These pendants are high quality products that provide fair amount of light at night and decorate indoors at day. They are made of solid and good looking glass with a steel and bronze finish. The product is then very solid.
... designed kitchen island with pendant lights bring in a classic appeal
New Craftsman Home Photo Shoot - Cedar Hill Farmhouse. This whole house is gorgeous. Love the little "nook" for the breakfast area. Still feels open but I like the separation.
Bar stool mounted on wooden frame and reinforced with solid supports. Seat and back are upholstered with pleasant to the touch fabric. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.
Vetraio Kitchen Island Pendant
Very pretty kitchen chandelier having a bronze-finished iron fixture featuring beautiful scrollwork. It has 2 suspension chains and 3 handmade bell-like shades of glass with warm brown tones. It's for up to 100W bulbs with a standard base.
Clift Seeded Glass 8 Light Cluster Pendant
Elegant contemporary over kitchen island pendants having metal frames and glass lampshades. They differ in shapes (e.g. spherical, cylindrical, diamond-like, vase-shaped), colours (e.g. red, milk or clear glass, silver, gold, bluish).
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Light your kitchen dining table or kitchen island decently while enriching the ambiance with appealing industrial hint. This metal cast triple pendant features three lights and attractive vintage design.