The kitchen has always been the most important room in the home. A warm, inviting space which invites family and friends to gather and linger over great food and conversation is all about the styling and design. Lighting is a great way to add interest and ambiance to your kitchen areas. Here are the hottest trends in kitchen lighting in 2018. LED Lights The advantage of LED lighting is that they are incredibly flexible and can be used in a wide variety of fixtures and locations. Natural Materials As in other areas of design, natural elements are headed to the lighting section. Beautiful woods, rope, burlap and other materials are now being used in lighting fixtures to add interest and warmth. Groupings Pendants lighting has been a kitchen staple for years, but now they are being clustered together to become a design element of their own. Shapes and Shine Sleek orb-like shapes are appearing in contemporary design plans. These beautiful lights are using crystals, beads and metal to create bright, shiny pieces. Chandeliers are also becoming a common sight in today’s kitchens, adding an element of glamour to the space. Lighting is essential for design. From warm tones to bright sparkle, the type of fixture your use will set the stage for a kitchen which suites your style and lifestyle.