Lighting under wall-hung cabinets can help create a welcoming atmosphere in your kitchen, whether you want to add subtle illumination or make a bold statement with rows of LED bulbs.
By carefully deciding the placement and the type of lights, you can make your kitchen a little extra special with under cabinet lighting.
The two most popular types of under cabinet lighting are strip lights and spotlights:
In addition to lighting structure, the type of bulbs you choose will have a different effect in your kitchen:
Strip lights and spotlights have their own installation benefits, depending on which features you want to emphasise in your kitchen. There are many ways you can arrange under cupboard lights to create the look you want in your kitchen.
You can use your kitchen design and features to complement under cabinet lighting.
For example, glossy, pale-coloured surfaces will reflect light, instantly creating a bright and cheerful atmosphere. If you don't have much natural light in your kitchen consider choosing cabinets and worktops in a gloss finish and using them with under cabinet lights to make your room feel more awake.
Alternatively, dark colours or wooden finishes will absorb light. If you want to bring a calmer mood, consider pairing under cabinet lights with rich or matt-coloured cabinets and countertops.
When you're chopping salad, flicking through a magazine or tucking into a dreamy dessert, under cabinet lighting is a small addition that can instantly transform the way your kitchen looks and feels. Remember, all electrical work needs to be carried out by a licenced electrician – our installation experts can help you let in the light.
For more lighting ideas, check out our kitchen lighting guide.