A thoughtful lighting plan can dramatically enhance your new kitchen's visual appeal as well as its functionality. The most effective kitchen illumination uses "layered" lighting - different levels and intensities of light, each designed for a specific purpose and effect.
GENERAL (OR AMBIENT) LIGHTING
Medium-level light that illuminates the entire room:
More focused and intense, designed to illuminate specific work areas such as countertops, sinks, cooktops and islands:
Used to create mood and/or to highlight specific areas or objects. Can be diffused or focused: