Ugh, lighting mess in kitchen... need help/ideas
We removed our huge flourescent light and replaced it with two track lights. We wanted something warm to bring out the color of the wood and paint, but now everything is a little too yellow. The yellow-ness we can live with, what we can't is the fact that there are shadows EVERYWHERE. And that the kitchen constantly looks like it's night - regardless of the time of day!
Kitchen with flourescent lighting
Kitchen with two track lights
The picture doesn't do the lighting justice - it's pretty bad! We don't know where to go from here. Should we add recessed lighting to complement the track lights? 4 or 6 cans? I think 4 would be enough as it's a small kitchen, but will it overcome the intense shadowing/darkness?
I believe recessed lighting will require us to have a new electrical box installed and a new switch because the two that work in the kitchen are being used by the two track lights.
We can also get undercabinet lighting, but don't know if that will be enough to combat the shadowing/darkness if we don't get recessed lighting installed.
Any help is appreciated! We genuinely are baffled as to where to go next.