Black Chandeliers: Classy or Trashy?

Unlike with interior design or fashion, trends that affect light fixtures tend to last significantly longer. In fact, light fixture trends can last upwards of several years before finally going out of style. With this in mind, many people are finding themselves drawn to fixtures they may not have considered for their space, particularly the chandelier. Within this particular category, there are actually a plethora of different trends: colored crystals, bright neon finishes and of course, the solid black chandelier. So, is the solid black chandelier trendy or trashy?

What is the Difference Between a Black Chandelier and a Regular Chandelier?

Black Chandeliers

The main difference between these two light fixtures is actually minimal: it’s just the color of the finish! In fact, don’t be surprised to see manufacturers taking your favorite light fixtures and producing them with a new crisp black finish.

Black Chandeliers

With that in mind, there are actually a few different varieties of black finishes for these ceiling light fixtures. The most popular of which tends to be a heavy lacquered black finish, which is extremely shiny and vibrant, drawing the eye up and adding to the dramatic affect of this light fixture. The next finish is a matte black finish, which is more subdued but equally elegant.

Black Chandeliers

There are also clear acrylic chandeliers that feature a black tinting. These light fixtures tend to feature a laser cut pattern that mimics the look of a chandelier but gives it a more modern, up-to-date look.

All About Black Chandeliers

Black Chandeliers

Black chandeliers come in a plethora of styles and shapes. They come in multiple tiered versions and versions that are more modern in style. There are clean lined versions and versions that mimic the traditional look. Either way, when you opt for a black chandelier, it tends to add a dramatic effect to any room you place it in.

Black Chandeliers

Speaking of which, just like with any other light fixture, you can put a black finished chandelier in just about any space. This includes the living room, the bedroom and even the bathroom. Some people are even using these light fixtures in their walk-in closets, kitchen spaces and foyers.
Chandeliers are perhaps one of the trendiest light fixtures to hit home decor in years, so in terms of being trendy, the chandelier is in. However, it is up to you to decide if the black chandelier is classy or trashy. As with any look, this particular style may not be yours. If you are considering investing in a chandelier or any other light fixture like a pendant light,  for your space, be sure to weigh the pros and cons as well as whether or not the light fixture will compliment your space. You should choose light fixtures you are drawn to, rather than basing your choices around what’s “trendy” and “in,” versus what isn’t. Images  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

So what do you think? Trashy or Classy? Don’t forget to take a look at our great selection of wall lamps that will enhance your home.

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