Home / Style Guide / Learn About Lighting / Lighting Room by Room / Lighting a Utility Room or Laundry Room Laundry Room Lighting Ideas As laundry and utility rooms get bigger lights get more fuctional. Hatteras Bay LED Flush Mount & Brinley Flush Mount Start at the top. Ambient, general lighting in a laundry is critical – and the brighter the better. Most people choose a large ceiling fixture with energy-efficient fluorescent tubes to fill a laundry room with light simply and efficiently. Rail lights are also a good option – and allow you to incorporate a bit of style into the space. When choosing light bulbs, warm white options (3000K or less) will provide the best all-around color. Keller Collection Light cabinets for form and function. Just like a kitchen, lots of tasks take place in a laundry room. If your space has counters and countertops, eliminate shadows with undercabinet LED lighting. Tape lighting for toe-kicks, adds an extra dimension to the room as does above cabinet lighting which creates the feeling of higher ceilings and a bigger space. Combining all three types of cabinet lighting with decorative fixtures can create a beautifully layered, functional laundry or utility room. Larger laundry room? Consider: • A small damp or wet rated ceiling fan. It will generate great air flow: an especially nice feature in a room with a dryer or no windows.• A mini chandelier. Add light and style all in one – turning a boring utility room into a fun, decorative space.