What are the best ceiling lights for living room colour ideas?

What are the best ceiling lights for living room colour ideas?

Ceiling Lights for Living Room

When choosing ceiling lights for your living room, there's no one size fits all answer based solely on wall colour. However, you can definitely use your colour scheme as a starting point to create a cohesive and stylish look. Let's look at some suggestions to get you sorted.

Colour psychology

You can start by exploring the colour psychology, choosing colours that will effect your mood in the desired way based on what the room will be primarily used for. 

For a light and airy wall with colours such as white, cream or light blue you can play with bold or statement light fixtures to add personality. Crystal chandeliers, metallic pendants or modern sculptural lights can all work well.

Warm colours like yellow, orange or terracotta you can with cooler metallic tones in your light fixtures. Brushed nickel, chrome or even black finishes can add a touch of sophistication.

With cool colours like blues and green, lean into the cool vibe with sleek, modern light fixtures. Geometric pendants, minimalist chandeliers or track lighting can complement the colour scheme.

Complement or contrast

Look for light fixtures that add colours opposite your wall colour on the colour wheel. For example, if your walls are blue, consider light fixtures with warm accents like orange or yellow.

Make a bold statement with light fixtures in a contrasting colour. Black lights against white walls or a brass chandelier in a green living room can create a dramatic focal point.

Match Undertones

Pay attention to the undertones of your wall colour. If your white walls have a cool, blueish undertone, opt for light fixtures with silver or chrome finishes. If they have a warm yellow undertone, choose light fixtures with brass or gold finishes.

Other factors to consider

Match the light fixture's style to your overall living room aesthetic. Rustic lights wouldn't work well in a modern space, and vice versa.

Think about the activities you do in your living room. If you need bright task lighting for reading, consider recessed lighting or track lighting in addition to your main ceiling light.

Use online resources and visualisation tools to see how different light fixtures might look in your living room with your chosen paint colour.

Consider the size and scale of the light fixture. A large chandelier might overwhelm a small living room, while a tiny pendant light might get lost in a spacious room.

There are no hard and fast rules, so have fun and choose a light fixture that you love.


Happy Decorating x


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