A color temperature between 3000K and 4000K is typically recommended for kitchens, as it provides a bright, neutral light that is conducive to both working and dining. Warmer temperatures (2700K-3000K) create a cozy atmosphere and are often used for ambient or accent lighting, while cooler temperatures (4000K-5000K) are better for task lighting due to their similarity to natural daylight. It’s important to consider the color of your kitchen surfaces and the type of activities you do when choosing the color temperature.