Best Nautical Lights for Kitchens (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Roger Pontes  |  July 15, 2014  |  3 Min. Read


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Nautical lights are some of today’s most popular lighting styles. Many nautical lights are designed for the coast and made out of stainless steel which is durable to the coastal weather. You can buy nautical lights for many areas of your home such as outdoors, bedrooms, bathrooms, decks, hallways and kitchens.

When people hear the word “nautical” their first thoughts are of oceans and the seas. Nautical lights tend to be solidly built to endure the sea. You see many of these lights with cages and other industrial details.

These fixtures are popular in Boston especially in beach houses and other areas by the water.

Tropical Exterior by Wilmington General Contractors plantation building corp

Below we will be showing you some nautical lighting for kitchens. There are many options but I will be showing you some of the most popular ones as well as some of my favorites.

In many kitchens, you will see a combination of lights. It can be under cabinet lights, recessed lights, hanging lights, and decorative ceiling lights.

Flush Mounts

Good for areas with lower ceiling heights. This type of light sits flush against the ceiling and provides lighting in the room.

Transitional Kitchen by Los Angeles Architects & Building Designers Tim Barber LTD Architecture & Interior Design


A) Hudson Valley # 4112-PN $320 (Available in Aged Brass, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, and Old Bronze)

B) Hudson Valley # 7513-OB $192 (Available in Old Bronze, Satin Nickel, and Polished Nickel)

C) Hinkley Lighting # 3301AN $199 (Available in Antique Nickel, Bronze, Chrome, and Brushed Bronze)

D) Visual Comfort # TOB4011PN-WG $380 (Available in Polished Nickel, Bronze, Antique Nickel, Brass)

E) Hudson Valley # 5513-PN $482 (Available in Polished Nickel, Old Bronze, Aged Brass, Historic Nickel)

F) Sonneman Lighting # 3722.35 $330 (Available in Satin Nickel and Polished Nickel Finishes)

G) Ralph Lauren # RL19025BN $400 (Available in Natural Brass and Polished Nickel Finishes)

H) Ralph Lauren # RL4700AN $539 (Available in Antique Nickel, Bronze, Polished Nickel, and Brass)

Semi-Flush Mounts

These lights are good for higher ceilings where height isn’t an issue. Semi-Flush mounts provides lighting in the room and also lights up the ceiling.

Traditional Kitchen by Old Lyme Architects & Building Designers Nautilus Architects LLC


A) Quoizel # QF1678BN $198 (Available in Brushed Nickel and Western Bronze)

B) Hudson Valley # 4409-PN $320 (Available in Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Bronze, and Aged Brass)

C) Quoizel # TRG1712OZ $220 (Available in Old Bronze Finish)

D) Hudson Valley # 4205-SN $514 (Available in Satin Nickel, Polished Nickel, and Old Bronze Finish)

E) Hudson Valley # 3011-OB $536 (Available in Old Bronze, Antique Nickel, and Polished Nickel Finish)

F) Hudson Valley # 2911-PN $536 (Available in Polished Nickel, Antique Nickel, Old Bronze, and Brass)

G) Hudson Valley # 8100-AGB-WG $320 (Aged Brass, Historic Nickel, Old Bronze, and Polished Nickel)

H) Quoizel # NA1716BN $250 (Available in Brushed Nickel Finish only) 


Pendant lighting are mostly used above kitchen sinks, tables, and counters. Most pendants provide down lighting on the surface and may not be bright enough to light up a room.

Traditional Kitchen by Westfield General Contractors Michael Robert Construction


A) Quoizel # NA1510BN $130 (Available in Brushed Nickel and Western Bronze)

B) Quoizel # ER1508IS $170 (Available in Brushed Nickel, Bronze, and Imperial Silver)

C) Quoizel # GRT1508BN $150 (Available in Brushed Nickel, Bronze, and Imperial Silver)

D) Hudson Valley # 2210-PN $536 (Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Historic Bronze, and Aged Brass)

E) Hudson Valley # 7308-OB $342 (Available in Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, and Old Bronze)

F) Hudson Valley # 9816-PN $650 (Available in Aged Brass, Old Bronze, and Polished Nickel)

G) Hudson Valley # 2622-HB $534 (Aged Brass, Satin Nickel, Historic Bronze, and Polished Nickel)

H) Hudson Valley # 8001-HN-WG $320 (Aged Brass, Historic Nickel, Old Bronze, Polished Nickel)


Can be used above a table or counter to light up the space and provide some good overall lighting.



A) Quoizel # ER5103BN $380 (Available in Brushed Nickel, Bronze, and Imperial Silver)

B) Quoizel # NA5103BN $380 (Available only in Brushed Nickel Finish)

C) Visual Comfort # RL5130AI $960 (Available in Aged Iron, Polished Nickel, and Vintage Oak Finishes)

D) Hudson Valley 6115-PN $1060 (Available in Satin Nickel and Polished Nickel Finishes)

E) Visual Comfort # RL5181NB $2400 (Available in Natural Brass and Polished Nickel Finishes)

F) Troy Lighting # F1285SG $722 (Available in Silver Gold and Deep Bronze Finishes)

G) Crystorama # 9226-OS $398 (Available in Old Silver, English Bronze, and White Finishes)

H) Troy Lighting #F2514WI $512 (Only Available in Weathered Iron Finish)

If you are looking to get maximum light output in your kitchen, I would also recommend using a combination of ceiling lights, pendant lights, and under cabinet lighting. You can also add some recessed lights for additional light output.

Additional Resources

Take a look at our free Kitchen Lighting Buying Guide for design tips, trends and recommended brands of lighting. Over 65,000 people have already found answers in a Yale guide.

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Roger Pontes

Roger Pontes has been with Yale Appliance for over 10 years. He’s worked in both the lighting and appliance department over the years. Roger truly enjoys helping people. He’s a married father of 2 kids, a boy and a girl. On his spare time Roger enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.

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