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Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

  2015-06-26         sparksdirect         Advice » Lighting Design Advice,   Switches and Sockets Advice

Paintable Lights, Switches, and Sockets for Total Colour Coordination

Why would people paint their light fittings?, one would ask, and the answer is quite simple, To match the colour of their wall or ceiling! Besides the standard wall lights, ceiling lights, and some LED lights - which come in a specific finish that cannot be changed or modified - there is such a range of light fittings called "paintable lights".

Paintable lights are usually made of plaster or ceramic (in the case of the wall lights and some of the downlights) or in a primed white colour, allowing you to paint them in the desired colour to match the design of the room.

The fitting itself is quite stylish, modern, and nice, but just in case you want to paint it, you can do that. It's the same with switches and sockets: both Heritage Brass and Forbes and Lomax provide a wide range of paintable switches and sockets, allowing you to match your sockets to the colour of your wall - total colour coordination! Let's see some of them in more detail.

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Paintable Wall Lights - Ceramic and Plaster Lights

Paintable Wall Lights - Ceramic and Plaster Lights

Astro Lighting has a wide range of plaster wall lights that are paintable; starting from the classy Amalfi stepped ceramic wall light to the more modern LED wall lights (see Bologna and Rio), these fittings give you the full control over their colour.

Do you want a discreet up-and-down wall fitting that matches the exact colour of your wall? Try the Astro Rio Paintable Wall Lights.

Do you prefer a discreet down-light with a brighter up-light? See the Ovaro 0554 ceramic paintable light, the lovely Parma 625 plaster wall light, or the Veneto range of plaster wall washers.

Take a look at them by searching "paintable wall lights" on our website.

Paintable Ceiling Lights - Surface or Recessed

Paintable Ceiling Lights - Surface or Recessed

When it comes to the ceiling lights, there are all kinds of chandeliers, pendants, downlights, etc which are either flush, recessed, or surface mounted. 

If you prefer the surface-mounted fittings and you don't mind their projection from the ceiling you have a great selection from Astro Lighting: see the Osca square or round plaster ceiling lights (coming in a fixed or adjustable version, as needed).

Most of these allow you to use an energy-efficient GU10 LED light bulb. See them all online at paintable ceiling lights.

Paintable Lights at Sparks

Paintable Switches and Sockets

Paintable Switches and Sockets

Switches and sockets usually come in a polished chrome, brass, stainless steel, white plastic, or even glass finish, but sometimes you may want to paint the plate of your socket or dimmer to match the colour of the wall.

Heritage Brass has a wide range of "Primed White" switches and sockets, a range of plates finished in a high-quality white primer designed to enable total colour coordination of decor schemes.

Basically, the front of the plate is painted with a white primer, and it can be painted to meet the specific requirements of the user, the architect, or the interior designer.

Furthermore, the primed white switches and sockets from Heritage Brass come in a screwless version and in the version with Allen screws (with an Allen key supplied).

Forbes and Lomax also provide a range of "painted sockets", a range created to complement their Invisible Lightswitch.

These plates are supplied with etch-primed face plate ready to be painted in the same colour as the wall so as to make them as unobtrusive as possible.

Primed White Switches and Sockets

So if you're looking for paintable switches, sockets, or light fittings, there's a wide range of such items at And if you need more help in choosing them, you can always email us or give us a call.