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November 10, 2021

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The Endless Styles of White Finishes

Two Zailey pendants above a kitchen island turned on in the daytime

A timeless finish that is both modern and classic, white has the power to amp up any style. When it comes to lighting, white is subtle enough to let the shape shine through, but can also be a statement that stands on its own. See how white fixtures can help you step up your style below.

Danika pendant in a living room turned on during the day


Uncomplicated and clean, Minimalism is defined by simple forms and even simpler colors. Nothing is complicated in this style, which is why lighting with a white finish adds a shining statement. White within the minimalist style can either blend in when used in furniture or rugs, or it can stand out, with sophisticated, bold accents.

High rise apartment living room with built in book shelf and contemporary teal blue couch, featuring Brahm ceiling fan

Art Deco

Inspired by design from the 1920s, Art Deco weaves together an older look into the current century with pops of white. White pairs with the luxurious jewel tone and a mix of metals which are staples of this style. And while this décor style is anything but subtle, one way to modernize Art Deco is to use white as a contrast to the boldness of the look. For instance, use it in large, geometric patterns or in statement fixtures to make the old new again.

Jestin chandelier with a white finish over a modern white marble kitchen island in the daytime with the light turned on


White plays a unique part in the boho style. It’s the element of the style that adds space and visual clarity. While this look encompasses many different colors and shapes, if it’s done without white, it can look cluttered or undefined. Use white on walls, in furniture or in light fixtures to make sure this look doesn’t get too complicated.

Three Tollis Alton pendants with white finish in a coastal style living room in the daytime turned on


There is no coastal style without white. White is the backdrop for the blues, khakis and grays that make up this fresh look. A white distressed wood fixture can be a standout feature of this style, while hardware, furniture or outdoor fixtures can use the color to bring this look home.

Check out how some of our customers and influencers have incorporated white finishes into their spaces. Click on the image to see the original post!

christinekissickhome instagram post of a vanity light above a bathroom sink


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ginadragodesign instagram post of two Tollis pendants with white finish above a white marble kitchen island turned on during the day


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Whatever your style, there’s a way to incorporate white into your décor, both inside and out, for a subtle but stylish finish to your look.

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