First off, regardless of your monitor settings, just like other reviewers have said, the lampshades are not the color depicted in the picture. Those are different lampshades altogether - it's possible the lamp came in a variety of lampshade colors. It's not the peachy, coppery color shown. And it's not gold either! What I received can be described at best as khaki. Whether the lamp is on or not. Now you have khaki green or khaki brown. I've thought hard about this! I would say it is a pale khaki green or a pale sage. No correlation whatsoever to the color shown! As for those who say the color is gold, there must be another color floating around out there. The fabric is a taffeta-like fabric that has a slight shine and texture to it. Based on the reviews, I knew I wouldn't get the color shown in the picture so was expecting and could make do with the gold. I didn't get anything that resembled gold! As to the quality, it's not the best, especially the area where the bulb goes. A bit wobbly. I didn't feel quite safe plugging in the first one I assembled and turning it on. Anyway, so far the house has not burned down. They were very easy to put together - was able to do both under 15 minutes without looking at the instructions. I have them in my bedroom on each side of my bed. The lampshades are bigger than I expected - take note of the measurements because I didn't! I would say the bottom of the shade measures about 8 or 9 inches wide, and they're square. So they're sizable lamps. After the shock of not receiving the gold like I thought I would, I quite like them. I put 60 watt bulbs in them so that I can see. They do come with those energy saving bulbs, but the wattage is so low I couldn't read with them. All in all, for what I paid for the lamps, and having come to terms with the color of the shades, I would recommend them with the understanding that you forget about the color shown in the picture.
Once again I am very pleased with this quality product. The lamps are a perfect accent to the new bedroom. I've been searching many different local stores and decided to buy these lamps. In comparison, these were just what I was looking for! You can't beat the quality, selection and pricing at Overstock!
The lamps are beautiful! If you are expecting shiny gold shades, forget it! They are more of a pale yellow and not at all shiny. The picture needs to be updated to show the trur color of the shade. They are beautiful and the price was amazing! I love them because the blend in with my teal/espresso with white seats dining room. They look great on my server with a mirror in between. LAMPSHADES ARE A VERY SOFT YELLOW- but pretty with the tassel hanbing from the upper of the lamp.