My friends gorgeous gray and white kitchen
I have something different for you today. I’m sharing a gorgeous gray and white kitchen and some kitchen island pendant light ideas with you. The kitchen belongs to one of my oldest and dearest friends and is in their new construction home. When I saw it, I just had to ask her if they would let me take photos so I could share them on my blog.
It’s such a beautiful and spacious kitchen. You can easily have three people stand between the island and wall cabinets.
Kitchen island pendant lighting ideas
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There are some things she still wants to do. She wants to replace the hardware and faucet and also add some pendant lighting over the island but I think it’s perfect just the way it is.
My friend had asked me if I could just add some lighting in Photoshop since she wasn’t sure yet what to get. I thought it would be fun to just show some options here on my blog, to show you how different kitchen island pendant lighting can make a space look and feel.
So here are some different options and looks:
lighting sources: 1st lights HERE | 2nd lights HERE | 3rd lights HERE | 4th light HERE
Mixing metallic finishes in a kitchen
I think a lot of people are afraid of mixing different metals in a kitchen but I say go for it. It doesn’t all need to be matchy matchy and I happen to love a nice mix of metallics.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Hicks pendants and I think they would be perfect in this kitchen too. They are a metal combination of rubbed bronze like the hardware and the gold. She could keep the hardware and get the gold faucet she’s been dreaming about.
You can also see that the stainless steel isn’t throwing anything off with the mix of metals.
Only one lightbox above island
The last light option is perfect for only one ceiling light wiring like they have here in my friend’s kitchen. If you don’t want to spend the money on getting an electrician to rewire and patch your ceiling then this type of lighting might be for you. It goes perfectly with the rubbed bronze even though it is black metal. Her staircase threads and railing on the other side also happens to be stained black so lighting number 2 and 4 might be a good solution to carry the black throughout the downstairs.
In case you are wondering about the flooring. It is Fusion Hybrid Barnwood Gray (HERE) vinyl plank flooring and is very durable. It looks like beautiful real wood.
I really love the glossy gray subway tiles too. She bought them at Home Depot HERE.
Look at my friend’s puppy Abby in the kitchen. She matches!
And I have to share my friend’s other cute puppy Harry with you hiding in between the sofa cushions. I mean how could I not, right?
Look at that sweet face!
More Kitchen Related blog posts:
- peeling laminate cabinets and repainting them
- cutting down the half wall kitchen counter to create kitchen island
- DIY stove makeover
- Appliance wrap tutorial using car vinyl
- My white and green kitchen makeover
I hope you enjoyed today’s tour and inspiration and I’m hoping she’ll let me share the rest of the house with you one day soon.
Would you like to see it?
harry is adorable! and what a beautiful kitchen. for the lighting, i love the last pick- the lantern style piece over the island. 🙂
Love her puppies! And I had a feeling you would pick that light. I love it too.
It’s amazing how far vinyl flooring has some..we looked at it when doing our reno.
Hmmmm….the rug under the kitchen table has me rethinking my rug less dining area (round table…or rectangular with the extension).
I agree Carol, there are some amazing vinyl plank products out there now. I wish I could find a product in light maple but haven’t found one yet.
Beautiful space-the addition of lights really took it up a notch!!!!
I’m dreaming of a kitchen that size
What a beautiful kitchen! Just perfect. All three lighting options would be wonderful. Would you happen to know where she got her bar stools from?
I kind of forgot to ask. I will ask her
Big fan of #3.
I used to have one of them in my kitchen and that light tis now hanging in my walk-in closet 😉
such a gorgeous, open space! And I love your pendant light ideas, too 🙂
Beautiful kitchen. Did I miss if you previously shared what color the bottom cabinets are?
Hi there Brittney, both cabinet colors are under the first photo in the blog post. The color of the lower cabinets is Dove Grey by Wellborn.
I am so in love! This is exactly what I want to do with our kitchen remodel. Can you tell me the demotions of her kitchen? We are doing an addition and moving the kitchen into that… just curious if her kitchen is the size of our new kitchen.
Hi Blair, I’m glad you like it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the dimensions of her kitchen are and we are both on vacation right now.
What clour is the Bench top please