In lighting there are many different styles, which include: modern, industrial, traditional, contemporary, vintage, country, primitive, and colonial lighting. Every style has its own unique characteristics that give it their own unique design. The shape, material the light is made out of, or the color, generally helps identify which style the light is. Some styles share some of the same characteristics, or may even closely resemble another style and yet, they will have a detail about them, that sets them apart. An example of this is colonial lighting as it shares some of the same characteristics as country, rustic, and primitive lighting.
Colonial lighting gets its design from the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the biggest characteristics of this style of lighting are the candlesticks in the candelabra arms. Of course, today the “candlesticks” are electric so you can put different style bulbs in that can create a flickering appearance to resemble a flame from an oil burning lamp, in the 18th century.
Another common characteristic of colonial lighting is that they are commonly made out of metal. The light sometimes is completely made out of metal, while some other lights of this same style, are made out of both metal and another material, such as wood or tin.
Colonial style lighting can be found in various types of lights like lanterns, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, ceiling lights, and more. So, if you are looking to bring a lighting style back from the past, colonial lighting will help brighten your home.