Why not add a splash of color with a light fixture? Lately, we've detected a trend in powder-coated and painted-metal lamp designs. Here are five affordable standouts.
Above: The Shaded Pendant Lamp comes in mint green, black, white, and brass, and has a cloth twisted cord in black, white, or beige. Choose from hardwired or plugged in with an on-off switch on the cord; $85 from Las Vegas-based OneFortyThree.
Above: Another colorful option from OneFortyThree, the swiveling Swing Lamp is available in eight powder-coated color finishes. It's made in three different arm lengths and comes with a white or black wall bracket; $95 from OneFortyThree.
Above: The Isaac Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric is handcrafted from steel; it's also available in red and is $98 for the short-armed version, shown here (the long-armed version is $128.) The design are sold both as wall-mounted fixtures and a tabletop lamps with cords and plugs.
Above: From Barn Light Electric, which makes its powdercoat-finished designs in Florida, the Downtown Minimalist Sconce, $124, is available in 16 finishes. See more at Turn on the Brights: the Veronica Valencia Collection from Barn Light Electric.
Above: The steel Industrial Sconce comes in emerald green, white, and a metallic charcoal finish. The striped fabric cord has an on/off switch; $49 from Urban Outfitters.
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