14 Over Kitchen Sink Lighting Ideas To Elevate Your Space 

Lighting is everything. You’ll be surprised how just a small tweak to the lighting of the room can transform it into something completely new. Small and boxed-in rooms can seem more open, and it just generally improves the space. 

14 Over Kitchen Sink Lighting Ideas To Elevate Your Space 

And if there’s anywhere in the house that you’ll want top-tier lighting, it’s your kitchen. With all those dangerous utensils, all those recipe books with small print, and all that prep work that needs to be done, sufficient lighting is a must-have. 

There’s no better way to boost the lighting of your kitchen and create a unique and interesting atmosphere than to opt for a kitchen sink light.

Keep in mind that there are plenty of different options for sink lights too, so you can be sure that they will not only brighten the room but also match your chosen aesthetic. 

If you’re looking to add a kitchen sink light to your space, you need to check the inspirational ideas below. 

Over Kitchen Sink Light Options 

1. Standard Under Cabinet Kitchen Lights 

If you’re looking for something fairly understated and simplistic then you can’t go wrong with the standard under-cabinet kitchen sink lights.

They’re muted, subtle, and sophisticated. I’d recommend opting for a warm white color as this will be sure not to clash with your current kitchen theme or style. 

And when it comes to under-cabinet lights, there are still more choices to be made. Do you want strip lights? Tape? Light bar?  All work amazingly, and it really comes down to personal preference and design choices as to which option you’ll prefer. 

What’s great about these types of lights is that they illuminate the general area and the cabinets themselves. They’re super versatile too so you know that they’ll work with pretty much any kitchen. 

2. Colorful Ornament Lamps 

For those who like their kitchens to burst with color, you can’t go wrong with a colorful ornament lamp. They create these stunning backsplashes of color that are sure to elevate the space. 

They’re less understated so are definitely more of an option for those who like to make a statement. But regardless of their in-your-face-ness, they are still surprisingly versatile meaning they will work for a variety of different themes or decorations. 

This is because they come with several different color options and so they are fairly customizable. The typical idea for these kinds of lights is that you hang them above the windows in front of your sink, which also makes for a bold aesthetic choice.  

3. Classic Flushed-Mount Lights 

If you love the idea of pendant lighting but it just doesn’t quite look right, as it doesn’t for most kitchens, then flushed-mount lights are the perfect substitute. 

They’re bright and illuminating but still give off a very stunning and suave look to your kitchen. I would recommend this type of lighting if you have an island in your kitchen. The whole room looks so cohesive and pleasing when the two are paired together. 

They’re also really useful too. Especially if you use your kitchen island as a dining area. Because these lights are so bright, they’re the best option for those eating in the kitchen. 

4. Crude Oil-Rubbed Lamps 

These lamps are amazing for those wanting to make an impact in their kitchen. They give off a really rustic and industrial vibe but they can also look sleek and modern depending on how they are styled. 

You can place them either above the sink or any area where extra light is crucial such as a kitchen island or dining room table. A pendant light will work best with this type of light. 

These are less versatile than some of the other options on the list, but they work amazingly well for farmhouse-style kitchens or sleeker remodels with a lot of bright white plain decor. 

5. Natural Accents Over The Island Sink 

Lots of individuals decide on an open kitchen with an island sink, and it’s not hard to see why. It looks incredibly stylish, and with the right accents such as wooden floors and cabinets, it can have such a natural look to it.  

The only problem is that with just standard lighting from your kitchen, it can be pretty dingy and dark. And that is where over-sink lighting comes in handy. If you’re looking to keep things neutral then natural accents are definitely the way to go. 

The beauty of this option is that you can use pretty much any lamp with this idea. Pick your favorite option and hang them directly above your island and voila. 

6. Soft & Subtle Whites With Pendant Lighting 

Bright colors have their time and place, but they’re not for everybody. Especially not in the kitchen. If you prefer your kitchen soft and subtle, such as a soft white color, then additional lighting can really bring the room to life. 

Pendant lighting is definitely the best option in this case, it will illuminate the room and make it slightly warmer without adding any harsh, super-bright, or bold colors.

And in a minimalistic design such as this, you’ll really only need the one additional light to do the trick. 

Simply hang it directly above the sink and watch how the room transforms. 

7. Farmhouse-Style Sconce Lights 

Sconce lights are simple and yet oh-so effective. They give that bright illuminating light above your sink while also creating such a rustic farmhouse-style vibe that is to die for.

All you need to do is add one or two sconce lights above your kitchen sink to transform the room. 

But to get that true farmhouse theme, you’ll want to decorate the area with a few other farmhouse elements to make it cohesive and complete.

I would definitely recommend a few flowers or plants and then perhaps an ornament or two to really finish it off. 

8. Double Kitchen Sink Lights 

Why hang just one kitchen sink light when you could go for double the trouble? Its a bold, modern, and stylistic move that is sure to not only brighten up the space but have it looking super sleek too. 

And the beauty of this option is that it allows you to go a little crazy when it comes to decorating. It’ll work with just about anything. So no matter what your style or theme you can be sure it’ll look great. 

Personally, I find that this option works best in traditional kitchens with monochrome white and black walls. There are many different ways you can hang them so the choice is really yours.

An oversized design will create a true statement whereas small double spotlights create a more subtle yet striking appearance. 

9. Oversized Light Bulbs For Autumn Decor 

Who knew something so simple could create such a statement? Oversized bulbs look amazing pretty much any which way they are used so it’s pretty hard to go wrong.

However, I’d say they definitely look the best in an autumnal-colored kitchen.  Especially when the decor matches the autumn vibe. 

Oversized lightbulbs go a great way to creating that industrial theme too if that’s what you’re going for. In this instance, I’d opt for other oversized decors such as paintings too.

This creates a really cohesive look that is phenomenal. Although it’s worth noting that this style tends to look better in kitchens with relatively high ceilings

10.Glamorous Vintage Lighting 

Now, a kitchen isn’t typically where you expect to see glamorous touches such as chandeliers. But just because it isn’t expected doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. And actually, I think it offers a really glitzy and luxurious feel and ambiance to the room. 

So if you’re interested in a captivating yet unconventional kitchen theme, I couldn’t suggest opting for a vintage-glamour chandelier enough.

Obviously, you’ll want to keep it relatively small, especially if you have lower ceilings, but there are plenty of options available. 

This look goes perfectly with farmhouse decor as well as wood accents and warm-toned kitchens. 

11. Subtle Decorative Lighting 

Even the smallest changes can have the biggest impact on your kitchen. You don’t always have to go big and flashy. Sometimes all you need is just a single decorative light above your kitchen sink, and voila, a totally new room. 

And the best part about this is that you can pick any color or pattern that complements your kitchen style. 12. Glass Globe Lights 

These lights are a little bolder and more in your face, but the create a super sleek and moden effect that works really well. 

Since they are translucent, they’ll match pretty much any kitchen aesthetic but personally, I think they look best on white and black backdrops.

With that being said though, a pendant light with a glass globe can also create a real farmhouse feel given the right decor. 

12. Glass Globe Lights 

These lights are a little bolder and more in your face, but the create a super sleek and moden effect that works really well. 

Since they are translucent, they’ll match pretty much any kitchen aesthetic but personally, I think they look best on white and black backdrops.

With that being said though, a pendant light with a glass globe can also create a real farmhouse feel given the right decor.

13. Metal Light Fixtures & Silver Decor 

If you have silver accents in your kitchen, metal light fixtures fit in seamlessly and effectively. It creates a really cohesive look that is sure to not only brighten up dark and dingy kitchens but give it that extra style and flair too. 

And since metal light fixtures come in pretty much every shape and size, there are endless possibilities on how to create your own perfect kitchen.

There will be options for low and high ceilings and the different shapes can fit into different aesthetics really verstitily. 

Rusted metal light fixtures also do wonders for industrial themes. 

14. DIY Kitchen Lamps 

If you’re looking to save your pennies, you could even make your own kitchen lamp with a little DIY know-how. There are plenty of options available to so you can be sure to find the right fit for your home. 

Mason jars go a long way for lighting uoop the room as do DIY pendant lamps. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it can become a really fun project that you can be proud of. 

Final Thoughts

Sometimes its something as simple as a little extra light that can transform your room into something that looks completely new and fresh.

As you can see from this article, there are plenty of ways to go about it so that no matter what your kitchen vibe, theme, or aesthetic, your new light can slip right in and feel right at home. 

John Whitford
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