lighting shiny backsplash and counter
My kitchen has shiny ubatuba granite countertops, and a light toned but shiny backsplash. Kitchen cabinets and floor are light maple. The L-layout kitchen is about 10x12, with a dropped ceiling covering about 7x12. Nearest source of natural light is about 25-ft away.
My preliminary plan is to install LED undercabinet lighting and recessed par20 downlights. One row of downlights would be located between the upper cabinet and the edge of the countertop, and spaced about 3-ft apart. A parallel row would be spaced about 42-in. away, in the open area of the kitchen.
One concern is about all the reflection in the ubatuba countertops. I am wondering if instead of downlights over the work surface, it might make sense to use wall washers aimed at the upper cabinets. Another concern is whether either plan will adequately light this kitchen, which basically has no natural light source.
Any comments or suggestions gratefully accepted!