Does anyone else just love lighting?? This was one of my favorite parts of planning our new kitchen. The finishing details like cabinet hardware and lighting really do made a room and diving into all those design choices is so fun.
I ended up going in a completely different direction that I originally planned from oversized with a black finish to understated in aged brass, and once I decided to go that route I was overwhelmed with how many beautiful choices there are for brass lighting! A bit of brass brings in some balance and warmth to a white kitchen, and I am especially fond of aged brass that has a little patina to it. We love how the Hudson Valley Light fixtures we ended up with feel like they have a bit of yesteryear soul to them.
They are especially pretty in the evening!
I hoarded inspiration for YEARS before we finally made it to our kitchen remodel and appreciate different styles, from vintage reproduction to more modern and sleek fixtures. Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorite brass options for pendant lights to help those of you embarking on a kitchen renovation, or just updating your lighting, narrow down all the choices!
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The milk glass and aged brass pendants with an old-school feel from our kitchen remodel!
How charming is this pendant?! I would love to see a pair of these over an island or peninsula!
The iconic Hicks light in white and brass.
Similar to the popular Hicks pendant, this light features pretty textured white glass.
Subtle statement lighting with a touch of brass.
A Moroccan inspired clear glass and brass pendant light.
Another shapely glass and brass pendant light to add interest to your kitchen.
A clear glass and aged brass prism pendant light.
One of my all-time favorites!
A faceted geometric pendant light in aged brass and glass will bounce the light around a room beautifully.
Domed pendant light with brass band and interesting "water" glass.
A pretty globe pendant light with brass detailing.
The ridged glass adds texture to this brass tear drop shaped pendant light.
A simple and classic clear glass globe pendant light with a modern touch in the square detail.
A pretty seeded glass and aged brass industrial globe pendant light.
This antique brass and glass pendant has a distinct vintage vibe.
This statement vintage-inspired light can be angled over your work area.
High contrast in black and white with the warmth of aged brass.
This pendant comes in several colors - white and navy amongst them. I love the black in a white kitchen with black cabinet hardware!
A bold brass pendant light with industrial styling.
A modern shape with a soft champagne gold finish.
A timeless lantern always works, even better in pairs or a set of three.
This aged brass cone light is timeless and yet modern.
The cut out detailing on this affordable brass pendant light is so pretty!
Many of these lighting styles can be found at various price points, so if you fall in love with one that is way out of your price range, open yourself up to the possibility of a similarly styled one elsewhere. Use the pricey one as your inspiration piece – you might not find an exact replica at a lower price, but often you can get the LOOK for less!!
Another tip for finding the best lights for your space – when shopping online keep an eye out for flexible return policies. I ordered and returned 2 other sets of pendant lights for our kitchen before landing on THE ONES :). Seeing the lights in your actual space can sometimes make or break it for you, like the large globe lights I ordered that turned out to look way too big in my kitchen. There might be a bit of trial and error but in the end the lighting is a huge design element and you should LOVE them!
For my design clients and friends who are not on board with brass, I have similar roundup posts coming up soon for great lighting options in other finishes!
Have a great day lovelies. One of our college kids has already headed back to school and another goes tomorrow so it’s laundry and packing madness around here today!