Kitchen Pendants Lights Over Island

As you walk towards your friend’s kitchen, you turn a corner, and wow, look at those accent lights! That is what you want to see glancing over at your kitchen island.

Now your big question is, what kind of lights will be eye-catching over my kitchen island? You want that wow factor you felt at your friend’s house, at the store, or from those photos you found online.

You want your lights to be used as a kitchen accent. They must be unique. Keep scrolling as we are about to give you 15 kitchen pendant lights over islands that are stunning and worth your while. 

Rustic Kitchen Pendant Hanging Lightbulbs

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

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.

Singular Drum Pendant Light Over Island

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.  

Glamorous Ball Pendant Lights Over Islands

Glamorous Ball Pendant Lights Over Islands

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.

Clear Teardrop Kitchen Pendant Lights

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.

Long Rectangular Pendant Light Over Islands

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.

Angular shaped Kitchen Pendant Lights

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. 

Weighted and Shaded Kitchen Pendant Lights

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.

Glass Linear Kitchen Pendant Light Trio

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. 

Linear Rectangular Shaded Pendant Light

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.

Geometric Lantern Pendant Lights Over Islands

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

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. 

Vintage Spiral Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

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 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. 

Chandelier Kitchen Pendant Lights Over Islands

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. 

Our advice Buying Guide

If you have an island in your kitchen, one of the best ways to make it look even better is to buy some kitchen pendant lights to put over it. These are hanging lights which are positioned above the island to provide light while you are using the island, but also to create a pretty effect and make your kitchen more stylish.

When you start looking for pendant lights to put over your kitchen island, you might be initially overwhelmed by the amount of choice you can see before you. We’ll attempt to cover some of the important issues you should think about before spending any money on pendant lights for your kitchen, including which styles work best for particular homes.

How many pendant lights can I have over the kitchen island?

You may want multiple pendant lights over your island in the kitchen, but this might not necessarily be possible. One of the first steps you should take if considering multiple pendant lights is to contact an electrician. A professional electrician will be able to advise you on the electricity supply above your island and whether it is possible to have multiple lights. If you can only have one pendant light, one of the ways around it is to buy a chandelier style set of lights.

If you are able to set up your electricity supply so that you have multiple lights hanging from above your kitchen island, you can either experiment with different styles or play it safe and buy some matching lights in different sizes. If you buy more than two pendant lights for over your island, it’s important that you vary them slightly, even if it’s just the size of them which varies.

What are the basic styles of pendant lights?

The styles of pendant light fall into three categories: round, lantern, and string.

  • Round pendant lights: These circular lights are often the style which springs to mind the most when you think about pendant lights over a kitchen island. They are either spherical or spherical but flattened at the ends, creating a somewhat oval design. Available in a wide range of colors, these are suitable for kitchens which have a lot of square, linear and defined items in the kitchen already.
  • Lantern design: An easily recognizable shape for your kitchen, lantern designs can be ideal for modern homes trying to achieve a minimal look. Made from rose gold or silver wires or beams, they are connected so that you are able to see the light bulb directly from inside the shaped beams. Often in a diamond or triangular shape, they are among the most common, modern and popular pendant lights.
  • String of lights: If you want to opt for something different from the usual individual hanging lights, consider a string of lights instead. This can be attached from the ceiling, or positioned onto two tall pieces of furniture.

Choosing the right style of pendant lights is crucial to either improving the look of your kitchen. Just because one style looks good in one showroom or home doesn’t mean that it will work everywhere. You should consider the colors used already in your kitchen, as well as the style of the furniture that you have e.g. traditional, modern, minimalist, colorful, floral.

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Clift seeded glass pendants

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.

Kichler everly 1 light pendant

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.

Vintage glass pendant hood

Vintage glass pendant hood
The design of this kitchen pendant light over island captures the simplicity of the classic development with subtle vintage charm and industrial trim. All this thanks to an iron nest in antique bronze color, and a transparent glass lampshade made of glass.

Clift seeded glass 3 light cluster pendant

Clift seeded glass 3 light cluster pendant
This pendant has got an interesting shape that will completely change the interior decor. Its 3 lights are covered with a solid and good looking glass. The rest of this element is made of steel with an attractive bronze finish.

Clift Seeded Glass Pendants

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.

Vetraio Kitchen Island Pendant

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

White kitchen pendant lighting

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.

3 light island light 4

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.

Single pendant light over island

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.

Kitchen pendants lights over island

White kitchen, corner farmhouse sink, pendant lights, granite, back splash, wood floors.

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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.

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Depending on the type of kitchen decor, the climate you want to create and the size of the room, you can choose from a variety of different chandeliers, as each of them will match different types of surroundings better.

Lights over island

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.

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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).

Kitchen island dining set

Dining area in the kitchen. It features a wooden table with solid rectangular top. It is paired with natural looking chairs that include solid backrests. A kitchen island offers some breakfast space and four backless stools with square rush seats.

Black mini bar

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.

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Kitchen pendants lights over island

Simple yet aesthetic modern kitchen pendant lights. They have ovalish lampshades of clear glass, round copper lampshade holders and sockets (for big standard base bulbs) and hang on cords in dark casings.

French country kitchen sets

A chic rustic French style dining set for 6 persons. A table has a rectangular top in light browns but a base with angular tapered legs and drawers in grey. Dark red wooden chairs feature seats with red and white checked covers and tall ladder backs.

Traditional kitchen stools

Elegant bar stool upholstered with thick fabric and decorated with interesting pattern. It is mounted on wooden frame and reinforced with solid supports. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

Bar table with storage

Traditional design for a large dining room with a kitchen annexe with a traditional kitchen island with a built-in sink and a slate surface and a set of three dark wooden stools which provide a place to sit and an elegant detail.

Granite kitchen island with seating

A lovely set of two classic barstools that will spice up your indoor bar with a touch of beautiful craftsmanship. Designed of espress-finished hardwood, each barstool includes a round seat, spread legs and sturdy stretchers.

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Clift Seeded Glass 8 Light Cluster Pendant

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Espresso cabs with light granite Like the floor color and the lighting over the island.

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