As a color expert, sometimes what is perceived to be a paint issue turns out to be a lighting issue. When possible, I like to have light available in each corner of a room. There is nothing like a nice lamp with the correct shade to enhance everything else about the room, and to cast a warm glow which makes moods, complexions, and everything about the room look right. My personal favorite style of lampshade is an English silk pleated shade which has a tonal stripe look when lighted.
Sometimes you can break the rules and have a fabulous space. Look here, I can’t really explain why this works, but it does. It looks like the designer did a great job with using a lot of pinky-beige undertones in the carpet and wall-covering, which really ramp up and enhance the clean strong purples. Great floor lamp! (the smaller lamp doesn’t work, though, it’s way too small and looks like an afterthought)
Sometimes an odd-ball lamp is just perfect for a culture-specific space
Lovely statement lamp in a neutral room
Nice updated lamps for a young collector’s look
Great lamp, but this is one where I would recommend upgrading the shade
Great style in a pretty Chinoiserie room. Wouldn’t change a thing.
Nice looking vintage orange lamps with black pagoda silk shades
How fab are these for a beach house? They make the room.