Best Traditional Ceiling Paddle Fans (Reviews / Ratings / Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  May 30, 2017  |  3 Min. Read

Ceiling Fans  |  Traditional

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Traditional never really goes out of style. I consider traditional like timeless. Traditional ceiling fans can be formal or ornate, inspired by classic architectural styles that can add warmth to a space.


A few things to consider before buying your ceiling fan:

1. What room is the fan going into?

ceiling fan size recommendations2. What is your ceiling height?

ceiling fan height recommendation

3. Do you have sloped ceilings? (Vaulted? Cathedral?)

You don't want to get a fan that is too big or too small for your space. Having a sloped ceiling requires an extra component called the sloped ceiling adapter so the fan will sit straight on the slope.

Here are some great ceiling fan options with a traditional style.

Minka Aire Bolo Collection 52" 

F620-DBB - $249

Minka Aire Bolo Collection 52-inch F620DBB

The Bolo collection is a nice traditional fan with 5 blades. This collection comes in 4 different finishes.

  • Brushed nickel
  • Oil rubbed bronze
  • Dark brushed bronze
  • Belcaro walnut

The light is included has 3-60W candelabras, includes a handheld remote control system and also has a cap for non-light use.

Minka Aire Craftsman 52"

F840-CF - $519


The craftsman is inspired by the craftsman architecture of the early 1900s. It can also be used for interior and exterior.

Minka Aire Supra 32", 44", 52"

F568-WH - $163 (Without Light Kit)


What I love about the Supra is you have option in size, with or without a light kit, and different finishes.

When getting a ceiling fan that is a pull chain and you want to convert it so that you can use a remote or wall control, you will need to purchase a receiver and wall/remote control. (The receiver is what the remote/wall control talks to) RCS223 remote and receiver is $59.95.

What is great about any of the Supra collection is that you can put a universal light kit on the fan!

Note: Please contact us for pricing on different light kits.

Minka Aire Napoli 56" & 68"

334685 - $579


If you are looking for that traditional/ornate look here is the Napoli collection that comes in a 56” and a 68” fan (the 68” are for great rooms or larger rooms) what I like about this fan is that you can get a matching medallion to go with it! (Pictured below)

CM7022-TSP - $119


Minka Aire Delano & Delano II

F711-PN - $349

One of our popular traditional fans is the Delano.


The Delano comes in 5 different finishes:

  • Pewter with Natural walnut blades
  • Dark restoration bronze with dark walnut blades
  • Polished nickel with silver blades
  • Kocoa Finish with reversible blades medium maple and dark walnut blades
  • Driftwood finish with drift wood blades

The Delano II is for lower ceilings but still want a traditional look.


The Delano II comes in 3 finishes

  • Dark bronze
  • Polished nickel
  • Pewter

Minka Aire Airus 54" 

66050 - $479


What is great about the Airus is it has the down light and additional light shining up for more lighting

This fan comes in 3 options for finish

  • Oil rubbed bronze
  • White
  • Brushed nickel

Traditional Fans for Larger Rooms

Minka Aire Kola-XL 60"

X0278 - $339


The kola-xl is nice for a great room, you can leave it as is or you have the option to put a light kit if needed.

  • Kocoa Finish
  • Pewter finish
  • White
  • Dark brushed bronze

Minka Aire Groton 56" 

F681-PN - $459


One of the new fans from Minka Aire is the 56” Groton five blade, it comes in multiple finishes.

What I really like is that this fan can be used for interior or exterior, and on a side note you could have this fan in the living room and use this Hudson valley flush mount light in a hallway where you would see both fan and light.

Final Thoughts

What is great about a ceiling fan is that its purpose is to move air in a room. Having central air or an air conditioner chills the air, but a ceiling fan pushes the air around, which is nice to have in the winter time as well to move the hot air around. For a bedroom it is nice to be able to have cool air from the fan than to have the AC running at night.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

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