picking a dining room chandelier
Ruth McGrath
February 19, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I have brushed or antique gold fixtures and lamps in my living room and dining room and i need to pick a chandelier. I have 2 questions, will bronze chandelier go with cherry wood furniture that has the red undertone...the Pennsylvania house cherry wood. I feel bronze is brown and it may not go so well. please help! Also if I opt to put a brushed gold chandelier over my dining room table is that outdated?
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Much depends on the rest of the decor...I thought this brushed gold and black fit the room
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Lights Online
Bronze can be finished in a few different ways to bring about different looks. Here are a few examples!
1. http://www.lightsonline.com/product/savoy-house-charlton-5-light-chandelier-in-english-bronze-1-6220-5-13/
This is probably the bronze you're thinking of--it's brown.
2. http://www.lightsonline.com/product/troy-lighting-delacroix-10-light-medium-chandelier-f3536/
This is French bronze.
3. http://www.lightsonline.com/product/cyan-design-bloomy-chandelier-in-rubbed-bronze-finish-05036/
Here is rubbed bronze.

If bronze still feels like too close of a match to your cherry wood, brushed gold and the similarly-hued brass are very popular! The thing to avoid is the overly shiny brass or gold that looks like it belongs solely in the 1980s (this may be the outdated look you say you want to avoid), but gold or brass that has been brushed, aged, burnished, etc. looks stunning and rich.
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Elizabeth S
Bronze is a very deep, dark brown, with black undertones. I think it might not work with the cherry, if the cherry has a lot of reddish tones. Bronze might be able to work, though, if the furniture has some darker tones to it, or if it has bronze handles/accents.

Like Lights Online, I agree to avoid shiny brass/gold finishes. Brushed or antiqued brass/gold could work out though! I think having it brushed/antique would tie in the fixtures you currently have and help to bring the eye upward.

I hope that helps!
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