Design Through the Decades – part 50
Lighting in the 1990s wasn’t that exciting with its brass and glass. By the 2000s, Phoenix homes got rid of see-through glass lighting and welcomed new styles. The defining style of lighting in the 2000s was the bronze finish iron chandelier with uplighting.
It seemed that every home built in the 2000s had this type of light.
You could have 4 lights, 5 lights, or 6 lights. From a 2003 Phoenix home.
Silver finish was also popular. From a 2007 Phoenix home.
Light shades were also used on these iron chandeliers.
In bathrooms, down lighting or up lighting in this style was very common in either brushed steel, nickel finish, satin steel, bronze finish, or copper finish.
Recessed lighting continued its popularity from the late 1990s well into the late 2000s.
Pendant lighting (last used in the 1950s) made a comeback in the 2000s. Glass shades in a variety of colors brought personality to Phoenix kitchens.
Some pendant lights had metal shades, as seen in this 2007 Phoenix home.
Halogen light bulbs were used in most Phoenix homes in the late 1990s and the 2000s. As conservation became more widespread, low energy compact fluorescent bulbs came into Phoenix homes. In the 2010s, LED light bulbs will increase in popularity once prices come down.
Coming Up: Phoenix swimming pools from the 1950s to the 2000s