When selecting from the wide range of ceiling fans available, it’s a good idea to work to a consistent theme, based on a colour, pattern or finish.
Be careful to avoid a room that’s “over-coordinated” as the overall effect can appear cold or impersonal.
It’s worth remembering that you will be looking at the fan you choose for quite some time, so it’s wise to choose a fan that you really like, rather than settling for one that you’re not completely happy with.
The right fan can not only provide effective cooling benefits, but can also enhance both the look and the value of your home.
HANDY COLOUR HINTS
White fans remain the most popular choice, particularly for those who prefer their fan to “blend in” to the ceiling, rather than standing out as a feature.
Black, or dark coloured, fans will generally offer a bold statement to a space, and can provide dramatic contrast to an otherwise white or light-coloured room.
Silver (a colour group which includes metal finishes such as brushed aluminium, and satin nickel) also provide effective contrast to a white ceiling, and can be used to help create an “industrial” look.
Brass or Bronze coloured fans are commonly chosen to complement a more traditional or conservative type of room, and can add a touch of class to the right room.
Timber look fans can offer a modern, and in some cases, a “Scandinavian” style. This category includes real timber and ABS Plastic timber-look models, in a range of colours and shades. Timber look fans can be used to complement timber floors and to enhance a variety of décor styles.