kitchen lighting update causing color problem
We are updating a few things in our kitchen and all was well until I replaced two recessed lights with two pendant lights over my island. We still have recessed lights around the perimeter of the kitchen (most of which shine directly on counters) and over the kitchen table area. The recessed lights are 4" cans, and we are using 50w halogen floods (PAR20, 30 degree spread) in them. The new pendants have incandescent sockets with a 100w limit. My new counters are a speckled Silestone (Blue Sahara), and the specks are a mix of warm and cool colors. My problem is that after replacing the cans with the pendants, the island counter looks like a completely different color than the perimeter counters! The perimeter counters look warm; the browns/beiges/caramels take over. However, the island counter looks very cool and grey!
I've been buying all different types of incandescent bulbs for the pendants to try to achieve the same warm look for the island counter but I haven't found the right bulb. I've just about concluded that the difference has something to do with the fact that the flood lights in the cans are PAR and the other lights I've tried in the pendants are not, but I still don't know what to do about it.
Can anyone help me solve this problem? Thanks for any and all advice!