Back in Black

Black chandeliers, lamps and pendant lights are great for really all of the same reasons why many of us own too many items of black clothing:

  • Black is flexible and adaptable, so you can pair it with other shades easily.
  • It compliments a range of designs and styles effortlessly without drawing too much attention.
  • Black is always a worthwhile investment. For example, you can take your lights with you if you move without too much concern for how they are going to adapt in a completely new house or apartment. While the style of the light does need to be taken into consideration, having a standard shade or pendant in a versatile colour like black means you're halfway there.

Oriel Lighting Fiorelli Lamp

In the kitchen

One room in the home that's particularly seeing a resurgence of black is the kitchen. While white has been dominating the kitchen colour palette for some time now, the new colour choice is black, as interior designers and home owners alike are looking for stylish alternatives to the usual neutral colours currently in use. You don't have to go all out and create a seemingly gothic inspired kitchen either. It's about adding subtle accents of black throughout the space with a single black pendant light or black range hood for example.

Tom Dixon Beats

Whether you're looking to upgrade some of the lights you currently have or just need some fresh inspiration for any room in your home, consider black as a classic choice for stylish pendants and table and floor lamps.

Oriel Lighting Rogue Floor Lamp

Oriel Lighting Retro Jazz Lamp

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