Reasons to Consider Matte Finished Fixtures For Your Home or Office

When thinking about lighting finishes for your home or office in the Sterling and Washington D.C. areas, there is a lot to consider. From chrome, nickel, and antique brass to matte finishes, you can be confused on which would look the best in your space.

Dulles Electric Supply is a lighting store that serves Sterling, Virginia, and the surrounding areas. We boast the mid-Atlantic's largest lighting showroom that houses a huge variety of indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as ceiling fans and home decor. Our family-owned and operated lighting store can help you add lighting to any space. We offer our lighting in many different finishes in order to suit your tastes and needs, as well as sizes and designs. Below, we'll take a look at some of the many reasons to consider matte finishes for your home or office. Stop by our Sterling lighting showroom, or browse online today!

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Matte ceiling fan

Matte Finishes Are Extremely Versatile

Matte finished fixtures have begun to spring up in many people's homes as they realize the inherent versatility. It can be used in bathroom and kitchen fixtures, such as sinks, faucets, and toilets, as well as for lighting fixtures. Matte finished fixtures can be combined with other home and office decor to create accent items. Plus, when matte finished fixtures are placed in unexpected locations, they can create a beautiful aesthetic that many love.

Matte Finishes Offer a Sophisticated and Timeless Look

Matte finishes have an aura about them that draws the eye to them. They can be quite commanding, especially if it's a focal point in your room. Matte finishes offer a clean, modern feel that goes well with many different styles of design. They can fit into almost any space and decor and add that pop that you're looking for in your home or office design. In addition, matte finished fixtures can add depth and perspective to a room that sports bright or pale colors. Consider our standing lamps or table lamps today!

Matte ceiling fan
Matte ceiling fan

Matte Finishes Are Easy to Care For

Matte finishes are extremely easy to care for, and they don't show dirt like other types of finishes. The one thing you will want to avoid when cleaning matte finished fixtures is caustic chemicals and abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish if rubbed too hard. The best way to clean a matte finish is to use a mild mixture of white vinegar, dish soap, and warm water. Spray and wipe with a soft cloth. You can make this process easier by pre-mixing a special spray bottle of this matte fixture cleaner that you can then use anytime you need a quick wipe or clean.

Matte Fixture Finishes Are Fashionable and Gorgeous

Let's face it, the main reason homeowners and business owners choose matte fixture finishes is for the aesthetic value. Matte fixtures always look fashionable no matter how styles change. And, since styles seem to always be recycling themselves, you can rest assured that your matte finish will always look good. Another great reason that matte finished fixtures are perfect for any style and time period is that they go amazingly well with brass fixtures and elements in your office or home. For instance, if you have brass candle holders and a mirror, your black matte lighting will help to give your space a rich, warm feel.

Matte ceiling fan
Matte ceiling fan

Matte Finishes Are Daring and Bold

We all need a bit of adventure in our lives, and let's face it, it can be hard to be adventurous when you are stuck in the daily grind of life, career, and kids. Matte finishes offer a certain quality about them that can make you feel adventurous. Even the smallest matte finishes, such as towel bars, baskets, and shower fixtures, are edgy, adding an element of mystery, too. If you are looking to create a true "wow" factor amongst your guests, then you can't go wrong with a matte fixture finish. Shop our lighting store in person or online to see our vast selection today!


If you are looking to be inspired, Dulles Electric Supply can help. Our Sterling lighting showroom offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor lighting, including pendants, sconces, and wall mounts, in many different finishes, such as matte fixture finishes. The sky's the limit when it comes to lighting options. Our lighting specialists in our showroom are specially trained to help you decide which type of lighting and finish is perfect for your needs. You should definitely take advantage of their expertise.

There is so much to love about Dulles Electric Supply. We've been providing the best lighting options to Sterling and beyond since 1985. Our team is passionate about helping you have the best indoor and outdoor spaces, and we can help you set the exact mood and function with our lighting. We have a special commercial project department and staff who cater to nearby businesses in order to help them create beautiful spaces for their employees and customers to enjoy.

Whether you are looking for matte finished fixtures or another lighting option, we can help. And don't forget about our other offerings in addition to lighting, including home decor items and ceiling fans. Stop by our Sterling lighting showroom, or browse online today!