woman standing in a modern kitchenModern kitchen lighting design has come a long way in recent years, with new, trendy fixtures replacing classic standbys. The functionality of the kitchen and kitchen lighting will never change, but the trends in lighting design never stop evolving. Here are a few trends that are catching our eye this year.


Clean & Bright

The modern kitchen features an open layout and bright, clean lighting. With a combination of elegant pendant lighting, recessed lighting, wall sconces, and display lighting inside the cabinetry, this helps further expand the space. This style goes especially well with a light color palette.


Zone Lighting

Zone lighting is a great way to save money on energy. This is achieved by separating sets of recessed light fixtures into “zones” that can be controlled separately. This way you can adjust your lighting depending on how you are using the room at the moment. If you go into the kitchen at night for a midnight snack, you can turn on the zone in front of the refrigerator rather than lighting up the entire room.


Above-Cabinet Lighting

Above-cabinet lights create a beautiful, ambient glow around the perimeter of your kitchen. Placing a flexible, LED light strip around the tops of your cabinets is an excellent way to add ambient lighting without cluttering your space with too many extra fixtures.


When scouting around for the latest kitchen lighting trends, don’t forget to stop in to Rensen House of Lights. We carry the widest array of lighting in the Topeka area, and are always acquiring the latest design trends in our showroom and online shore.

2017-05-23T14:46:36+00:00 Blog|