Why We Love Brushed Nickel Ceiling Lights
The sleek and polished finish of nickel ceiling lights is attained by etching the metal with a wired brush or other similar tool. Although this finish is often confused with stainless steel, it’s actually quite different. Brushed nickel is flecked with subtle yellow undertones that gives it a much warmer finish than stainless. This touch of warmth makes brushed nickel ceiling lights perfect for the relaxed rooms in your home. You can easily pair these lights with a brush nickel faucet in the kitchen and bathroom. Brushed nickel flush mount ceiling lights work perfectly in hallways, where they don’t intrude on the limited space. The soft warmth from the fixture makes a typically cold space feel much cozier. This unique finish allows you to bring a more traditional touch to your home without abandoning the refinement of modern design.
Decor that Works with Brushed Nickel Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
An understated way to highlight brushed nickel ceiling light fixtures is to echo it’s one-of-a-kind finish in other parts of your home. Faucets and cabinetry hardware with a brushed nickel finish are a popular way to do this. However, you can also mix and match different metallic finished to create a cool decor theme. The best way to do this is to focus on undertone. You want to compliment your nickel ceiling lights, not compete with them. Brushed nickel, although it does have a soft, yellow undertone is primarily cool tones. So look for fixtures with similarly cool undertones like chrome or even a dark black. Although if you want to keep this contemporary color scheme going throughout your home, you can pair brushed nickel ceiling lights with brushed nickel wall sconces and brushed nickel chandeliers. And, you won’t have to worry about undertones at all.
Favorite Nickel Ceiling Light Shapes & Styles
Though all of these fixtures are united their sophisticated finish, their styles cover a wide variety of interior design preferences. Satin nickel finishes offer some variance in the finish with a slightly smoother surface, but they have the same golden undertones as their brushed nickel counterparts. Pieces with the whimsical sputnik shape are ideal for adding a fresh pop of fun to your ceiling-scape. Alternatively, our brushed nickel semi flush and flush mount lights are an easy way to add style to a small space without overtaking it. And, acting as much of an art feature as they are a light source, our designer brushed nickel ceiling lights are truly something to behold.
How to Choose the Best Brushed Nickel Ceiling Lights
The height of you ceiling and the size of the room are the two most important factors when it comes to picking out a new ceiling fixtures. The reason for this is because they will determine what shape and size you should use. For example, a sputnik style light won’t work well in a small room with the low ceiling. The long arms and bulky shape will only make the space look smaller. However, a flush mount or semi-mount fixture is perfect for low ceilings because of its slim profile. Along the same lines, a flush mount fixture in a large room with high ceilings will easily get lost among the grandeur. Finding the right light for your space is as simple as surveying your surroundings.
We’ve sung the praises of brushed nickel ceiling lights, and shown you how to find the best one for your space. We’ve even discussed what matches best with these lights. But there’s plenty of other options to consider if identical design themes are not your thing. Mixing and matching your brushed nickel ceiling lights with industrial ceiling lights or black flush mount lights is an easy way to keep thing from looking too matchy, matchy, and it gives your home a chic, utilitarian vibe.