Welcome to the new era of kitchen lighting! Gone are the days when lighting was merely an afterthought in kitchen design. At Symphony, we understand the importance of well-designed lighting in creating an ambience that is not only visually appealing but also highly practical. Whether you’re an aspiring chef or a family cook, proper lighting can transform your kitchen into a space that is both inviting and efficient.
With continuous innovations in lighting technology and growing consumer demand, we are proud to offer a range of carefully planned and stylish kitchen lighting solutions to work with our beautiful kitchen designs. Our lighting options seamlessly integrate with our kitchen furniture, catering to various design preferences. From trendy brass or black finishes to innovative features that enhance both aesthetics and functionality, we have it all.
Let’s shine some light on the key aspects to consider when planning the lighting for your new kitchen design:
Adequate Task Lighting: In a small kitchen with limited natural light, it’s essential to have ample task lighting to ensure proper visibility for food preparation and cooking. Consider installing under-cabinet lights or recessed lights above the work areas. These focused lights will illuminate your countertops, making chopping, slicing, and cooking a breeze.
Space-Saving Fixtures: Small kitchens demand lighting fixtures that don’t take up too much space or obstruct the view. Opt for recessed spot lights or track lighting that can be conveniently installed on the ceiling. These sleek options provide excellent illumination while maintaining a clean and uncluttered aesthetic.
Lighting Zones: Create a well-balanced and functional lighting scheme by dividing your kitchen into different lighting zones. Designate specific areas for task lighting above the countertops, ambient lighting for general illumination, and accent lighting to highlight particular areas or decorative elements. This zoning approach ensures that each area receives the appropriate lighting treatment, catering to different activities and moods.
Brightness Control: Customise your kitchen’s lighting ambiance by installing dimmer switches. Dimmers allow you to adjust the brightness according to your needs, whether you’re preparing a romantic dinner or hosting a lively gathering. Versatile lighting control adds a touch of sophistication to your kitchen while adapting to various occasions.
Light Colour Temperature: The colour temperature of your lights sets the tone and mood of your kitchen. Opt for warm white to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. If you prefer a brighter and more energetic ambiance, cool white is the way to go. Consider the overall kitchen design and your personal preferences to choose the perfect colour temperature that complements your space. A selection of our lights can be adjusted to be either cool, neutral or warm with a switch , and are easily accessible behind the light fitting.
Lighting Placement: Strategic placement of lights is key to minimising shadows and ensuring even illumination throughout your kitchen. Avoid placing lights directly above your head, as it can cast shadows on the work surface. Instead, position lights in a way that evenly spreads the light and enhances visibility, making your kitchen tasks more enjoyable and efficient.
Energy Efficiency: Embrace sustainability and reduce your energy consumption by choosing energy-efficient LED lights. LED lights not only save you money on electricity bills but also have a longer lifespan, minimising the need for frequent replacements. By opting for eco-friendly lighting solutions, you contribute to a greener planet while enjoying the benefits of long-lasting, cost-effective illumination.
Consider Natural Light: If your small kitchen is blessed with a window or skylight, make the most of the natural light during the day. Maximise the entry of sunlight by avoiding heavy curtains or blinds that block the windows. Instead, opt for sheer or light-coloured window treatments that let the natural light flood your kitchen, creating a bright and airy atmosphere.
Lighting Fixtures as Design Elements: Lighting fixtures are not just functional but also serve as design elements in your kitchen. Make a statement with pendant lights, wall lights or decorative fixtures that match the overall style and theme of your kitchen. These eye-catching additions can elevate your kitchen’s aesthetic appeal, becoming focal points over an island or breakfast bar that draw attention and admiration.
Safety First: When it comes to electrical work, always prioritise safety. Ensure that all electrical installations are done by a licensed professional who adheres to safety codes. Additionally, use waterproof or moisture-resistant lighting fixtures in areas prone to splashes or steam, such as above the sink or near the stove. Safety is paramount, and the right fixtures will keep your kitchen well-lit and protected.
Smart Technology: In the age of smart homes and connected living, lighting has evolved beyond traditional boundaries. Explore the realm of smart lighting solutions that provide unparalleled convenience and customisation. With smart drivers and mobile apps, you can effortlessly control your kitchen lights using your smartphone or voice commands via smart speakers. Embrace the future of lighting technology and experience the ease and versatility of a connected kitchen.
If you’re seeking ultimate convenience and hygiene, Sensio Kinetic switches are a game-changer. These switches utilise motion-sensing technology to detect movement and activate the lights accordingly. Wave goodbye to touching switches with dirty hands or struggling to find them when your hands are full. With a simple wave of your hand, you can control your kitchen lights effortlessly, making your cooking experience more seamless and enjoyable.
Lastly, let’s not forget the positive impact of proper lighting on energy efficiency. Dimming capabilities, custom settings, and LED lights all contribute to reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainability. By embracing energy-efficient lighting solutions, you can make a difference while enjoying the benefits of reduced utility bills and a greener home.
Speak to your Symphony kitchen designer to help guide you through the journey of transforming your kitchen into a well-lit, inviting, and functional space. Discover the power of lighting and witness the remarkable difference it makes in creating a kitchen that truly shines.