What is a Medallion?
A medallion is a decorative cover that extends many inches farther out from the ceiling box to cover up any holes in the ceiling around the ceiling box. Medallions are a great way to cover an over-sized hole around a ceiling box. Without it, the cover-plate on your ceiling fan or light fixture wouldn't cover the hole in the ceiling.
What Colors Do They Come In?
Depending on the type you get, some can be painted to match the existing ceiling color. Others come in brass, antique brass, and other colors that are made to match the ceiling fan or light fixture.