5 kitchen track lighting ideas

24/01/2024

Kitchen lighting has to be one of the most versatile of all the rooms in your home. Not only does the space serve a functional purpose for cooking, but it can also be a social space for dinner parties, a focus space for homework, and more.

So, how do you get kitchen lighting that is right for all of these moments? The answer is kitchen track lighting. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Choose kitchen LED track lighting

Track lighting comes in all shapes and sizes — and types of lights. For kitchen track lighting, LEDs are a great option. Besides being longer-lasting, LEDs use far less energy than other lighting options.

Kitchen track lighting LEDs can also be color-changing, making it easy to set the mood for cooking, dining, socializing, homework, and more. Bright, cool white for the mornings can dim down to warm, cozy yellow in the evening — and then splash some color in between for moments of fun.

Smart Perifo track lighting in black mounted to kitchen ceiling above dining area

Combine wall and ceiling track lights for the kitchen

Most kitchen track lighting ideas focus primarily on the ceiling, but the walls are a great spot for track lighting as well. Perifo track lighting, for example, can be mounted on either the ceiling or wall — or both!

Perifo flexible connectors allow you to run the track lighting from the wall to the ceiling (or vice versa). This creates a unique look for the kitchen, while making a statement. This method can create a particularly unique look if you have a breakfast nook or seating area — let the light run over the seats and down onto the wall.

Smart Perifo track lighting in black mounted to the ceiling in various areas of a home

Choose a mixture of kitchen track lighting fixtures

Track lighting doesn't have to be multiple identical spotlights on a rail. A modular track lighting setup, such as Perifo, lets you mix and match different lights and fixtures to create any look you like.

For example, highlight a unique feature of the kitchen (think a cool print on the wall or a shelf) with a spotlight, use pendant lights over a seating area, and wash a bare area of the wall with color with a gradient light tube.

Get a flexible kitchen track lighting system

Your style may change over the years (or the positioning of your furniture!). Perifo track lighting features an easy click-in system, so you can rearrange the lights you have or add new fixtures. For example, you may eventually get a bigger kitchen table, and one pendant light no longer sufficiently illuminates it. With Perifo, getting more light in the area is as easy as clicking in another pendant.

Complement unique building features

Where to place kitchen track lighting is one of the most important decisions of all. It's important to ensure every spot receives enough light — the cooking area and the dining area, for example.

But you should also keep the architecture of your kitchen in mind. Run your track lights parallel to unique features of your kitchen, such as a wooden beam or an angled wall. Perifo allows track lighting shapes far beyond the standard straight or L-shapes, which makes it easy to configure a unique track lighting system that's tailored to the space.

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