A Shade Darker: Lighting That Channels Nordic Noir from Lightology

It’s been said that swapping out lighting is a simple way to make an impact in a space. But adding a fixture in a dark and moody finish? Instant gravitas.

Lately we’ve been admiring lighting in high-contrast, noirish hues from Lightology. Finished in shades of matte black, charcoal, and smoke, these table lamps, pendants, and sconces—plus side tables and armchairs from Lightology’s selection of design-forward furnishings—channel Scandinavian gothic in a striking (and never too somber) way.

above: the brasilia lounge chair (from $2595) by norwegian designers andersse 10
Above: The Brasilia Lounge Chair (from $2595) by Norwegian designers Anderssen and Voll for Menu combines Scandi with modernist design and a chunky wood frame with a soft, low-slung seat. It’s available in sheepskin, leather, or the dark boucle shown here.
the meta pendant (from $784.30) by mexican and austrian designer david pompa c 11
Above: The Meta Pendant (from $784.30) by Mexican and Austrian designer David Pompa combines stone and metal for a sleek industrial look.
above: so tall it can be used on a table or on the floor, the hebe large table  12
Above: So tall it can be used on a table or on the floor, the Hebe Large Table Lamp by Ferm Living ($758) has a hand-sculpted base in black (shown), deep blue, or white.
Above: Two light fixtures with arresting silhouettes: the handcrafted Dome Pendant (left, $2,000), pigmented in black, and the geometric Pyramid Table Lamp (right, from $1800) with dimmer, both by In Common With.
above: another of lightology’s furniture offerings, ferm living’s 15
Above: Another of Lightology’s furniture offerings, Ferm Living’s Insert Side Table ($885) is made from solid ash. In the black finish, it makes a striking bedside table.
above: and for a touch of drama, in common with’s ceramic up down wall s 16
Above: And for a touch of drama, In Common With’s Ceramic Up Down Wall Sconce comes in a brass canopy and black clay shade combinations (amongst a slew of other options).

For more dark and dramatic finds, head to Lightology (and browse their under-$1000 offerings here).