The Best Picture Lights for Your Artwork

Investing in picture lights is the single best way to put your fine art in the spotlight (literally). Brightening up your art collection makes sure that it’s the focal point of the room, and also allows for the works’ nuances and intricacies to shine. Of course, choosing the best picture lights for your artwork is more than a question of function: you’ll also want to make sure that the style of the light you choose complements both your artwork and the style of your space to enhance the overall effect, rather than detract from it. Luckily, there are plenty of lighting styles to choose from that’ll complement your collection whether its abstract, modern, realist, or anywhere in between. Below, we’re sharing a few of our favorite styles.

Visual Comfort
You’re almost guaranteed to find something you like from this lighting giant, which offers more than 100 styles of picture lights. A few we love:

The classic Dean Picture Light from the line’s Alexa Hampton Collection
Polished-Nickel-picture light
The minimal Large Cabinet Makers picture light which would go with almost any style of artwork.
Large cabinet makers picture light
Robert Kime
Robert Kime picture lights are timeless by design. The entire collection is modeled after antique picture lights, and handcrafted in southern England.
The antique brass picture light is perfect for illuminating a classic portrait.
Robert kime antique brass picture light
This copper light is specifically designed to hang on a bookcase, but works well on the wall, also.
Robert kime bookcase picture light
House of Troy
For the perfect combination of quality and style, we love House of Troy picture lights, which have been handcrafted in Vermont for more than 40 years.
The company’s gold picture light feels contemporary and on-trend.
house of troy gold picture light
The minimalist slimline lights are ideal for modern or abstract art.
house of troy slimline picture lgiht
Like what you see? For more options from these manufacturers, visit our picture lights page.