Don't get me wrong, I'd pick a chandelier over a fan any day. However, I did grow up in Texas and completely understand that fans are often a necessity! Fans have come a long way in recent years.
When a client requests a fan, our rules are:
1. The more streamlined the better (regardless of the style of the home).
2. No lights on the fan (unless you absolutely cannot put cans in the space)!
3. Stick to brushed nickel, black, and occasionally white (if the room really calls for it).