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Design Spotlight: Having A Metallic Pendant Light Moment

Cinque copper pendant light - $795 - available through Iacoli & McAllister

So remember that time you spent thousands of dollars and countless weekends updating the hardware, lighting, and fixtures in your home to satin nickel?  Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but satin nickel’s out and I’m SO excited about the vintage metallics that are in!  I’m having a MAJOR moment with pendant lights in metallic finishes.  In today’s blog I will highlight some of my favorites and show you how to incorporate them into your space!

Here are my favorite finishes right now:

Antique Gold:  This finish is going to look amazing paired with dark walls in matte black or deep navy blue.  It’s great for that men’s club/ library look paired with rich black leather, oriental rugs, and antiques!

The Look:  

I love the antique gold wall sconce on the matte black wall!

My Picks:

Piquito Collection 1-Light Antique Gold Pendant from The Home Depot – $126 each.


Ramos Collection 1 Light Antique Gold Pendant from The Home Depot $144


Allegretto Drum Pendant by Fine Art Lamps $3,648.00 available through Lumens


Harlequin Pendant – From Shades Of Light – $435


Copper:  I love to use copper with olive green, lighter shades of navy blue, and crisp white.  Pair it with natural unfinished and/or reclaimed wood for an updated look.

The Look:

Love this copper pendant combined with black, white, and natural wood!

 My picks:

Cinque copper pendant light – $795 – available through Iacoli & McAllister


Copper Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon – 17.7″ diameter, $610 each


Bead Pendant in Polished Copper. Available through Holloways of Ludlow -960 Euro


Brass:  Pair these with neutral grays, all shades of navy blue, ruby red or forest green.  Think fall colors here.  Brass also looks great when it’s paired with white walls and layered with other metallic finishes such as gold and silver.

The Look:

Brass really stands out with a dark, moody back drop!

My Picks:

Futagami brass pendant lights – 320 Euro


Jonathan Adler Pendant 15″ H x 7″ W – antique brass – $249 from Shades Of Light


Antique Brass Nautical Mini Pendant Light from The Home Depot – $13.99 EACH!


Brass/Gold Ori Pendant Lamps by Lukas Dahlén – Contact showroom for price.


Pewter:   Pewter looks amazing with any blues or greens.  It creates a very calm feeling when it’s paired with white or gray.  Mix it with weathered finishes and flea market finds!  Black also creates a striking contrast and looks great.

The Look:

Pewter looks great with washed out navy and repurposed wood!

 My Picks:

Metal Drum Pendant – 32″ Diameter, 11″ High $295 from August Haven


Marcel Pendant by Uttermost – Champagne Finish – 8″x 9″ $173.80 from Lumens.


Checkolite International 3-Light Hulton Specialty Pewter Chandelier in pewter finish . Available from Lowe’s for $154



Aluminum/ Chrome:  These finishes are so user friendly because they look amazing with pretty much any color!  I love them with grass green, sunny yellow, sky blue, or even red.  They are great for adding a punch of fun into a space.

 The Look:

I love the sky blue paired with chrome!

My Picks:

Aluminum Top Hat Pendant 8″H x 10″W. $175 from Shades Of Light.


WAC Carina Crystal Quick Connect Pendant with chrome hardware- $222.66 from –  I love to use this when I’m feeling fancy!


Garbo Chandelier in Polished Chrome with Black Pleated Shade and Beveled Antique Mirrored Accents from The Home Depot – $778

Matte Black Metal:   This is definitely my favorite lighting trend that’s happening right now.  If you pair these matte black pendants with a light cool gray wall color you get an instant update.  It creates a comfy, calm space that is perfect for cuddling up in a cozy sweater with a good book.

The Look:

This is the ideal place for a book and some coffee!

My Picks:

CB2 Noir Pendant lamp – $249


Piquito Collection 1-Light Black Pendant from The Home Depot $126


Wide Beat Light by Tom Dixon – 17″ Diameter – from YLighting $490


Black Iron Bell Pendant from World Market $89.99 – 17.5″ Diameter – I have been totally obsessed with this pendant since I first discovered it!  The price is fantastic!


Try out any of these metallic pendants for an instant update to your space!





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