Industrial kitchen lighting
mixed metal industrial pendant lights in a black and gold kitchen

5 industrial-style kitchen lighting ideas 

Add warmth and character to this hard-working space with timeless lighting

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As a place where family and friends come together to cook, eat, socialise and even work, the kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in the home. So it’s essential that kitchen lights are both stylish and practical. Industrial kitchen lighting has become a popular choice for this space, offering warmth, durability and plenty of character. But exactly what is industrial style?  

‘The industrial aesthetic has evolved beyond being a stand-alone style, it is now used to accentuate a wide range of other trends, and our latest designs reflect this,’ says Industville managing director Mara Rypacek Miller. 

Industville offers a collection of industrial, classic and modern-style lights handcrafted from natural and recycled materials. Copper, pewter, brass and blown glass are used throughout the range, resulting in a timeless collection with an industrial aesthetic that evolves with any interior style.  

‘Industville designers have always stayed true to the industrial aesthetic while remaining stylish and affordable,’ adds Mara.   

Take a look at these five industrial kitchen lighting ideas from Industville.  

1. Exposed-bulb pendants

Exposed bulbs or wire-caged pendants really create that industrial feel and work especially well in smaller kitchens, since they don’t take up much space. It’s also a great way to get that row-of-pendants effect over a smaller kitchen island. Exposed bulbs are a great way for minimalists to embrace industrial kitchen lighting. The Brooklyn flat pendants shown below are also available as wall lights.

exposed bulb pendant lights in an open-plan kitchen diner

Photo: Colin Poole

2. Matte black kitchen lights

Matte black light shades offer a striking industrial feel to any style of kitchen. They’ll contrast beautifully with warm-toned wood and white kitchens while also tying deep tones together in darker kitchens. The Chelsea dome pendants shown below are also available as wall lights.

modern kitchen with dark grey walls, white cupboards and matt black pendant lights

Photo: @Industville

3. Mixed-metal lights

Pairing black with brass or copper creates attractive contrasts through a space and offers a subtle hint of industrial-chic, whatever style your kitchen. Mixed-metal lights with different finishes on the inside and out offer a similar effect. Or why not mix pendants and wall lights in differing metal finishes?   

mixed metal industrial pendant lights in a black and gold kitchen

Photo: Andy Haslam Photography / @barnconversionblog

4. Oversized industrial pendants

Large, oversized pendants look great over kitchen islands and dining tables as they create instant drama and a strong focal point for the room. They also highlight the workspace and offer a starting point from which to choose coordinating fittings and accessories. 

oversized industrial pendant light in a country-style kitchen

Photo: @Indigo_casa

5. Brooklyn glass domes

Modernists may find they prefer a softer industrial style for their kitchen lighting, like the Brooklyn glass dome. The ribbed retro design disperses light softly, casting ambient shadows, and adding a metallic holder in copper, brass or black adds an extra touch of elegance. Brooklyn glass funnel wall lights offer a similar look when pendant lighting isn’t an option.  

glass dome pendants and matching wall lights over a kitchen island in a rear extension with blue cabinets

Photo: @dovecotebarns

About Industville 

The designers at Industville are continuously expanding their collections of industrial, classic and modern lights in response to trends and customer feedback. All lights are handcrafted from the finest natural and recycled materials, with a range of complementary holders and shades available. Using three core signature finishes and metals throughout the entire range copper, pewter and brass, accompanied by blown glass they have created a timeless collection that is made to last and suitable for every room, from the bathroom to the garden.

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