How to pick the perfect finish for your interior design

Choosing the right light fixture finish can really tie your home together while choosing the wrong finish can make your light fixture stand out like a sore thumb. Here are some tips to consider while choosing a finish on your light fixture to fit the style of your home.

Chrome & Nickel

Chrome and nickel are both very versatile finishes that overall fit very well with different design styles. Many people tend to lean towards these finishes no matter the decorating style because they fit so well in many settings. Chrome finishes works well in classy and minimalist settings while nickel blends antique and modern styles.

Antique Brass

Antique brass is also a perfect finish for those looking to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that reflects a colonial style. Light fixtures with antique brass finishes are most often the statement piece in decorating as they provide a focal point for the room. Antique brass lights are often found as chandeliers in dining rooms and tall foyers.

Black Matte

Light fixtures with a matte black finish are significant indicators of home’s with a Bauhaus or international style. The black matte is a unique finish that can give depth and perspective to a room with bright or pale colors. Some of the best uses of a matte black finish in lighting design are in living rooms with standing lamps and table lamps.


Both antique bronze finish and oil-rubbed bronze finish have influential roles in a home’s design style. Antique bronze light fixtures blend well in Victorian and craftsmen-style homes because of their aged and ornate details. Oil-rubbed bronze light fixtures, on the other hand, are a charming element to include in homes with Mediterranean and Old-World style because of its design related specifically to these styles.

Ready to find a light fixture finish for your home’s design style? Shop Hortons online or visit a Chicagoland showroom to find your perfect light.