The color is pure white, not cream. The size is great and the quality of the linen looks very rich. the metal hardware is brass and I found that most lamps now use a chrome color lamp harp and light bulb hardware, stem, and base. I don't think this is noticeable unless you are looking down on the top. As always overstock is so fast and efficient with their pricing and delivery. I am an Interior designer and have used overstock many times.