Style is always subjective and depends on personal choice. Some people may opt for something very traditional that fits perfectly with the style of their home and the vibe of their neighborhood, while others may want to make a bold statement with furnishings that stand out from the rest.
Limit your style
Choosing a style that goes well with, or blends in with, your home style will give your home a more unified look. A more modern home might look odd with an old-fashioned stained glass window, and a nautical light seems out of place in a southwest-style stucco home. If you’re not sure what style your home is, take a walk around your neighborhood to find out what you like (or dislike) about similar homes.
Add your own personal style
If you are the homeowner, you will see and use this light more than anyone else. So the style needs to be something that you are at least comfortable with and hopefully love. When browsing the options Imagine how each of these devices would make you feel when you come home each day. Choose something that makes you feel like you enjoy it!
If resale value is a consideration for you Choosing a more timeless design is safer. Look for a recessed outdoor light that fits almost every house on your street.
Choose a finish
Although they come in every color, most outdoor lights have a metallic finish:
Silver colored like that brushed steel, platinum or nickeltend to look more modern.
Gold and brass colors are more traditional, while plain white or black is usually the most understated when you want something to blend in and not stand out.
Dark surfaces, like rubbed bronzeare often the most versatile and suit many styles and colors.
Also consider the color scheme of your home. You may want to go with a cooler color like silver or white if the exterior of your home is in the blue/green family, or a warmer color like brass or oiled bronze if the exterior is in the orange/red/brown family . Naturally, Contrasting colors can make the device stand out and be visually more interesting.