Industrial Style Lighting for Kitchens

Susan Burke  |  August 28, 2015  |  3 Min. Read

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Industrial style trend was popularized when when old factories were converted to residential condominiums and rentals. The appeal was using products that have had a previous purpose.

Industrial type lighting was either old factory lighting refined, or using materials like reclaimed wood, old pipe fittings and other industrial products. This created functional but interesting lighting fixtures.

It is a minimalist and utilitarian look that is now popular in the design world and even fashion trends.

Have a look at some well executed spaces using Industrial style lighting.

You will see different details like exposed brick, big windows, butcher block or concrete counters. This city loft embodies all the industrial details.

In a suburban setting, industrial lighting is used to make a traditional style kitchen more modern. These caged and exposed bulb pendants add an interesting detail.

This kitchen uses single exposed bulb pendants, which highlights its minimalist design. The warm tones of the pendants gives this contemporary kitchen a rustic touch.

As you can see, Industrial lighting is great for all styles of kitchens. Whether it is to make a traditional space more modern or a modern space more rustic. It also goes well with stainless steel appliances.

Industrial Style Kitchen Lighting

There are plenty of companies offering styles for both urban modern and industrial styles with budget friendly and great style. 

Here’s how you can incorporate this Industrial look in your home.


Quoizel ‘Emery’ Chandelier in Brushed Nickel - $409

Feiss ‘Hobson’ Chandelier in Aged Brass - $379

Hinkley ‘Congress’ Chandelier in Chrome - $699

Feiss ‘Urban Renewal’ Chandelier in Dark Antique Brass - $369


Quoizel ‘Emery’ Pendant in Imperial Silver - $178

Quoizel ‘Bound’ Pendant in Black Antique - $367

Quoizel ‘Manderson’ Pendant in Western Bronze - $157

Hudson Valley ‘Heirloom’ Pendant in Old Bronze - $590

Feiss ‘Corddello’ Pendant in Driftwood - $59


Sconces are common in other rooms, they can do wonders in the kitchen too. They can be used for task lighting and if a dimmer is added they serve as a night light.

Hudson Valley ‘Covington’ Wall Sconce in Aged Brass - $498


Hudson Valley ‘Carson’ Wall Sconce in Polished Nickel - $748

Hinkley ‘Congress’ Wall Sconce in Oil Rubbed Bronze - $159

Troy Lighting ‘Atlas’ Wall Sconce in Aged Pewter - $178

Yale Framingham

I work in the suburbs, and it is amazing how wide this trend has become with many choices of products and manufacturers.

Yale Framingham has an expanded 'Industrial' lighting section. 

Sleek and simple industrial inspired fixtures work with a wide variety of design aesthetics. You can use chrome, antique bronze and glass. They can all work well in most environments.

Final Thoughts

Urban Industrial will be a lasting trend, because it really can be adapted to almost any setting.

It will add an element of sophistication to your kitchen usually without spending too much money. It’s chic, functional, and cost saving.

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