This lamp is elegantly understated. Just a few notes for those that would like to know... It is a 3-way switch. The lamp shade it linen-colored with brown flecks, so it has a very natural look to it. The finish is a two step process - a bronze colored undercoat, with an oil-rubbed, almost black overcoat. Then there are (intentional) dings and scratches that allow the bronze color (almost copper) to show faintly through. Overall it is dark, and you don't notice the lighter metallic color unless you're close. I would definitely order this again.