Black Pendant Lighting

By Kate Riley April 17, 2018

I’m halfway done updating my laundry room. I swapped out the old window shade for woven wood and also the old round chrome pulls for matte brass (the same I used in this kitchen remodel). Soon I’ll be building some new wood shelves, repainting, and redoing the floor too.

The newest upgrade is this matte black and brass pendant light fixture, I love it. This 15” wide Hinkley pendant adds a more modern vibe to the space where an older traditional chandelier used to hang.


I’ve replaced a lot of the light fixtures in my home with brass, but in this space I just love the touch of black. Just like hardware, black finishes add necessary contrast. I love the openness and modern shape of this pendant with its concentric frame in a rounded rectangular shapes instead of more frequently seen circles or oval shapes in orb fixtures. The brass candle tubes are a nice accent too!

The 15” version I chose for my laundry room, it retails for $249 but I picked it up on sale a month ago for $199, so I’m really pleased with that. If you like this style, note it’s also available in three other shapes, including the elongated which I think is perfect for a dining space or the skinnier versions which would look great in a bedroom or office, right?

Black pendant lights make a striking statement, especially in light and bright spaces, they’re the perfect punctuation mark.



Note how twin pendants are suspended in these dining rooms, a chic way to drop smaller scale lighting over a rectangular table.




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I always keep my eye out for good looking affordable light fixtures. You know me, I’m budget conscious, so here’s a grouping of cool and classy black pendants all under $300, with the exception of one so technically, under $400.


elisiosavoy laporte  / dainolite 

archer / craftmade / piastre

pinwheel / eglo matte

jessika / nuevo rebecca / black geo


  1. “Black pendant lights make a striking statement, especially in light and bright spaces, they’re the perfect punctuation mark.”

    So true and written poetically. Really appreciate your budget approach. So smart and so accessible for those of us who need to be/care to be budget conscience. Thank you for such great posts!

  2. Can you please source your window shade for us? It’s the perfect color for me!

    • Hi Lori, those are the Levolor blinds from Lowes, cut to fit your window, inside or outside mount. :)

  3. Hi Kate! Quick question, did you decide not to go with those peel/stick floor tiles? After you mentioned them in an earlier post I started thinking of revamping my bathroom. I’m on a tight budget and I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to patterned tile just yet so I was interested in going this direction and your thoughts. I love your style!! Thanks again for sharing!

  4. I love the pendants you shared! I have been looking at some Tom Dixon pendants for my kitchen island and they look fabulous! So many neat designs available these days.

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