Kitchen overhead lighting question
Just finished a kitchen remodel and looking for some help with the kitchen lighting. The kitchen is 11' 10" x 14' - 8" and the ceilings are 8' 5" high. Overhead light is currently recessed CFL's there are 8 lights in total. and I have a table light, with 3 40 halogens.
My problem is I hate the CFL's. We've used as soft white a bulb as possible, and still the room is not that well lit, and is very cold and sterile. The kitchen is very modern and mostly white which doesn't help. There is only one window in the room so artificial light is important, even during the day.
The under cabinet task lights are tube fluorescents which work well.
What I would like to do is add a standard overhead light, halogen or traditional incandescent, that fully lights the room but in a warm, less sterile way. I'm leaning toward a semi flush style fixture, but have no idea how many lumens/watts I'll need to really light up the room or what style of overhead light makes the most sense.
Any guidance appreciated.