The kitchen is the heart of the home. If you’re remodeling or updating, custom lighting is a great way to enhance the look of your kitchen. Start by developing a carefully thought-out lighting plan, making sure all areas of your kitchen are lighted with their specific purpose in mind. Options include overhead lights, recessed lights, under-cabinet lights, pendant lights, and more. Illuminate your space with these six custom kitchen lighting ideas.

Combine functional and aesthetic lighting.

The most efficient and effective kitchen lighting plans include a combination of ambient, task, and general lighting. Before you get caught up in the fun of choosing pendant lights and chandeliers, analyze your plan to ensure all functional needs are met. Consider ceiling lights and under-cabinet lights to brighten countertops and cook spaces. Then add decorative elements to provide aesthetic appeal.

Decorate with pendant lights.

The fun begins when decorative lighting comes into play. Pendant lights are popular over sinks, islands, and kitchen tables. Styles range from funky track lighting to vintage glass pendants, with plenty of options available to fit your taste.

Coordinate with custom drum shades.

Drum shades are currently trending in kitchen design. What’s great about drum shades is that they can be customized with fabric of any color or style. Match them to your upholstery or linens to create a coordinated look.

Add elegance with a chandelier.

Once taboo in kitchen design, chandeliers are now appearing over kitchen tables and islands. A chandelier is a great way to add a touch of elegance and glamour to your kitchen or dining area. Browse kitchen chandelier photos at

Set the mood with dimmers.

Don’t forget ambiance. Whether your kitchen doubles as an informal entertaining space or a romantic eat-in area for two, dimming options are crucial to setting the right mood. For ultimate lighting control, consider installing automatic dimmers and timers.

Go green with LED lighting.

LED lighting is a fast-growing trend. Reduce energy consumption and cut down your energy bill by incorporating energy-efficient LED lights into your kitchen lighting design. The professionals at Paramount Electric can help you select lights that will look good and save you money.

Kitchen Lighting Design and Installation

At Paramount Electric, we offer expert kitchen lighting design and installation services. We also have a wide selection of kitchen light fixtures available, including island lights, chandeliers, pendants, ceiling lights, and more. Our lighting professionals can find and install the perfect custom kitchen lighting for your home.

Ready to get started? Contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our kitchen lighting design specialists. Call our office at 314-266-6551 or email