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July 13, 2015

Adding a colorful ceiling light into an interior helps to bring personality to the space. Pendant lighting also encourages people to look upward, making rooms feel more expansive. These six lights can complement colorful interiors or create a bold focal point in a neutral room.

Dimmable LED pendant light with color accent

The Cielo Lamp from Pablo is defined by its use of simple, circular shapes. The lamp is comprised of a cylinder that yields to a flat circular LED panel. The Spanish word for “heaven” and “sky,” Cielo is a pendant lamp, and can be hung from a variety of ceilings, whether the light is used in an entryway or to illuminate a dining room table. This light balances color with a white stem—helping to balance the boldness of the color.

 

Also available in black.

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Green pendant light inspired by 1960s design

The Doo Wop Suspension Light, originally called the Navy Light, was first designed in the 1950s in collaboration with the Navy Buildings Department. The pendant was prevalent during this time period because of its practical functionality and distinctive look. Although this pendant light is a modern take on the classic, the Doo Wop Pendant uses the same production methods as the 1950s, including hand-spun shades that are completed with a fine rolled edge. 

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Cheerful powder-coated birdcage style pendant light

Aptly named, the Bird Cage Pendants from Felicia Ferrone recall the look of traditional birdcages with an added lighting function. Available in varied colors, the pendants can be grouped together to create a bold, distinctive lighting display, or can be used as a standalone fixture. This bold yellow will pop in a white kitchen, and will also be a stunning contrast to grey and navy.

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Hand-blown glass pendant light with stamen-style bulb

Inspired by nature, the Calla Pendant Light’s design is based on the calla lily flower. This glass pendant light is a part of Niche Modern’s new Crystalline Collection of lights, which embraces fresh, bright colors alongside boldly defined angles. Available in a fleet of inviting colors, each Calla pendant is blown by hand in New York. 

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Teal powder-coated frame pendant light

The Frame Pendant Light from Iacoli & McAllister is a simple light that celebrates the source of illumination—a simple white light bulb. The bulb is encased in a steel frame that has been powder coated to create a bold finish. Available in several colors and sizes, the Frame Pendant is a versatile fixture that can be used throughout a modern home.

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Classic Louis Poulsen pendant light with tiered shade

The PH 50 Pendant was released in 2008 as a high-gloss version of the PH 5 pendant that was originally designed in 1958, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the milestone pendant lamp. Designed by Poul Henningsen, the PH 5 was designed in response to the continuous change in size and shape of incandescent bulbs to provide a fixture that could be used with many light sources. This classic light is available in several colors.

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Dimmable LED pendant light with color accent

The Cielo Lamp from Pablo is defined by its use of simple, circular shapes. The lamp is comprised of a cylinder that yields to a flat circular LED panel. The Spanish word for “heaven” and “sky,” Cielo is a pendant lamp, and can be hung from a variety of ceilings, whether the light is used in an entryway or to illuminate a dining room table. This light balances color with a white stem—helping to balance the boldness of the color.

 

Also available in black.

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