Crested Butte may be known for being expensive but you will be surprised at our competitive prices. We pride ourselves on staying competitive in the building and remodeling market. We only buy direct from our lighting companies so we are able to compete with many online lighting retailers and big box centers. But we go above and beyond our competitors by offering great customer service to help choose the right fixture and deal with any warranty issues down the road. Call us, email us, or stop by to check out our pricing.  You will be pleasantly surprised that shopping locally doesn’t mean spending more!

We may be in a small town but the Design Shop has a huge selection of lighting. We purchase directly from over 50 lighting companies that range from very affordable to custom and high end. The owner Kim travels yearly to lighting shows to stay current with lighting trends, and always looking for the next great light for your home! We specialize in helping you select the perfect light for your home, and will not stop until you find the right light at the right price!

Whether you live in or out of town, are building a house or remodeling, or are just looking to update a couple of light fixtures, we can help select fixtures and coordinate install for any timeline. We can also drop ship orders direct to your home if you live out of town! Just drop us an e-mail and we can help you find what you are looking for on any budget. Please view our vendors websites below and contact us directly for pricing and availability. Yes, we know there are a lot. Just let us know what you are looking for and we can point you in the right direction.

Access Lighting – affordable and contemporary lighting

Avalanche Ranch – custom made rustic fixtures inspired by nature

Avenue Lighting – Trend specific mix of contemporary lighting with some major wow pieces!

Artcraft Lighting – Great mix of rustic and traditional affordable lighting.

Arteriors – amazing artistic and industrial mix of chandeliers and pendants, with other great accessories

Besa Lighting – hand blown glass and lots of different configurations make this one of my favorite pendant companies!

Cerno – amazing handmade in the USA walnut light fixtures. They have great lamps and unique bedside lamp options too.

Cisco Brothers – amazing hand blown fixtures and custom lighting!

Color Cord Company– add some color to your life without spending a ton of money. Dozens of colors and patterns and mix and match shades, these ship fast from Denver.

Corbett Lighting – a traditional lighting company, with some seriously WOW items

Craftmade Lighting – affordable lighting with some great trends

Crystorama – unexpected chandeliers with traditional Crystal chandeliers

Currey and Company – an amazing mix of lighting, furniture, and accessories

Cyan Design – check out their site for your major wow pieces

David Trubridge – producing beautiful pendants made out of environmentally friendly and recycled products.  These pendants are also built to display the most beautiful shadows on the surrounding walls. You’ve go to see them in person!

Edge Lighting – clean and contemporary

ELK Lighting – unique and affordable lighting

ET2 – super edgy and contemporary

Feiss – one of our favorite lighting companies – affordable and has every style you can imagine

Firefarm Lighting – unique metal mesh and fabric lighting

Forte Lighting – one of our most affordable lighting companies

Golden Lighting – simple and affordable lighting

George Kovacs – A Minka Group company with a contemporary touch

Hammerton Lighting – amazing iron light fixtures and hand forged in USA

Hammerton Studio – Hand forged lighting in the USA with a better price point than their parent company. Lots of amazing choices and glass options!

Hi-Lite Manufacturing – hundreds of different types of exterior down lighting required by our county (see Exterior Down lighting in our Features for more information on these regulations). Also has cool barn inspired industrial lights. All handmade in the USA!

Hinkley Lighting – great mix of rustic, industrial, and traditional lighting with great exterior down lights.

House of Troy – great portable fixtures and picture lighting in a huge variety of sizes, styles, and finishes


Hubbardton Forge – hand forged, yet modern lighting made in Vermont

Hudson Valley Lighting – very classic and traditional lighting – think Restoration Hardware

Kalco Lighting – custom made and very unique

Kalalou – affordable industrial cage and metal pendants, along with rustic furniture, artwork, and other accessories

Kichler Lighting – one of our most popular little bit of everything lighting company

Koncept – Check out the Gravy Sconce – efficient and stylish sconce with amazing color and finish options!

Lite Source – affordable, modern fixtures including lamps and rail lighting. Great table and floor lamps!

LBL Lighting – unique rail lighting with hand blown glass fixtures, amazing industrial pendants as well!

Maxim Lighting – a traditional everything company

Matteo Lighting – a unique newer company to the market with transitional and more contemporary lighting.

Meyda Tiffany – hand made Tiffany style light fixtures, but also unique and rustic options

Millennium Lighting – affordable fixtures with in stock made to order compliant down lighting in many colors and sizes

Minka Lavery – another popular little bit of everything light fixture company

Mitzi Lighting – playful, historic inspired lighting

Nora Lighting – great rail and track lighting with pendant options to drop off rail and track lighting

Oggetti – Unique lighting and decor. Great wire pendants too!

Quoizel – a unique affordable lighting company including Tiffany style lighting and lamps

Robert Abbey – fine modern and traditional lighting, great swing arm lamps

Roost – an amazing furniture and accessory company with rustic pendants and portable lamps

Progress Lighting – an affordable everything company with unique track and rail lighting

Savoy House – classic and traditional and a great price point

Sonneman Lighting – contemporary, clean, beautiful!

Stone Lighting – hand blown glass and rail lighting, but with unique industrial pendants and sconces

Tech Lighting – modern lighting at its finest with a great mix of pendants, track, and kable lighting

Troy Lighting – a unique mix of rustic and modern lighting, also has great unique exterior compliant lights

Troy RLM – great industrial lighting – also has a large selection of exterior compliant lights with amazing finish options.

Ultra Lights – contemporary + clean, great metal work!

Uttermost – unique and artistic line of lighting with great organic shades and other materials for shades

Vaxcel – a little bit of everything

Visual Comfort – traditional, clean, simple, high quality solid brass construction. Just gorgeous!

Zuo Modern – contemporary lighting and affordable furniture.

We love all of our fan companies! Unique and affordable, these companies offer lifetime warranties against defects so we guarantee your fan won’t wobble!

Craftmade Fans


Kichler Fans 

Matthews Fan Company

Minka Aire

Monte Carlo Fan Company


We have very strict exterior lighting regulations here in the Gunnison Valley that vary even from neighborhood to neighborhood. Make sure you check out our links below or our showroom before buying exterior lights. Also, “Dark Sky” doesn’t always mean compliant so make sure you check with us for regulations in each part of the Valley.

Hi Lite has lots of colors, sizes, and gooseneck options so really the options are endless!

Millenium RLM Lighting 

There are many more shapes and sizes than your standard gooseneck above but hard to filter them out from the non compliant options. We have a wide variety on display so visit our homepage to make an appointment to come check them out or email us us for some ideas!

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Light bulbs are a great first step in saving energy and making your home more efficient. You get a quick return on your investment and see a real savings in energy just by changing 1 light bulb in your home or business. Mountain Colors is proud to carry every type of LED bulbs available! We have the knowledge, resources, and expertise to help you select the right bulb for each fixture. New technology can be daunting and overwhelming but we are here to help make the transition easy, and to save you money. We are stocking LED’s and they are changing the industry with their efficiency and now lower price point! We can order almost any bulb imaginable. Stop by or drop us an e-mail to see what energy efficient light bulbs will work in your existing fixtures.

We are also happy to let you borrow samples to see how new technology can work in your space. Just another benefit of shopping locally!

What are LED’s and why spend the extra money on them?

Light Emmitting Diodes, or LED’s are tiny solid-state light sources that create light without using a filament.  They are more efficient than any other lighting technology available today, including halogen, CFL, and incandescent.  LED’s also outlast each of these technologies.  They maintain brightness for up to 30,000 hours or more.

Advantages of LED Technology:
  • Up to 90% more efficient than Incandescent and Halogen
  • Last up to 50,000 Hours
  • Environmentally Friendly (Mercury Free)
  • Solid state technology withstands shock and vibration
  • Relatively cool running (less energy lost as heat)
  • Lights up instantly
  • Immediate full brightness
  • No UV Emissions/ no infrared
  • Capable of rapid cycling (unaffected by frequent on/off switching)

The Design Shop orders LED light bulbs from Satco and Bulbrite, the most innovative light bulbs companies in the world! They all stand behind their bulbs and offer a 3 year warranty, even though they will all be rated to last 25,000-50,000 hours! You can feel confident spending the extra money on these efficient bulbs that will be guaranteed to last long and have the warm and comfortable light you are used to seeing. Stop in and ask Kim about these why you should switch to LED, we pride ourselves on being light bulb nerds and can help!!

Do you think we are missing a company?

Just shoot us an e-mail or call and let us know.  We succeed because of our customers and we want to be more inclusive to satisfy everyone’s lighting needs.  We are also always adding vendors to our list to fill the gaps and be more inclusive in the lighting market.

Why Should I Purchase from Mountain Colors Versus an Online Dealer?

When you purchase products from Mountain Colors, the products that you purchase from are fully backed by the manufacturers warranty as well as our company. Your decision to purchase your product from us will ensure that if there is ever a problem with your product, you can depend on all of us to help you resolve it effectively.

Internet dealers generally do not participate in this manner. In fact, it is likely that the products that they advertise are partially flawed factory seconds, defective returns or discontinued. Often, if there is a problem, you may be on your own. The manufacturer does not generally warranty and internet dealers don’t have any local representative to assist you whatsoever.

Additionally, we have invested in a brick and mortar business that provides you the opportunity to actually see, feel, touch and possibly even try our displayed products. Also, our staff is continually educated on the features and benefits related to our product lines and can provide you with the means to select the proper products based on your requirements. Your decision to do business with a local company helps drive our local economy; it keeps our doors open and provides an establishment for trade professionals to conduct business with their clients. Your support also provides a means for our showroom to continuously provide current up to date product displays and employ a staff of professionals at your service.