I love this light. I would give it 5 stars, but the diffuser is indeed white while the drum shade is creamy. Also, my light's center rod a little 'off center', so the diffuser is not centered within the shade. We're talking less than a quarter inch, so it's not that big of a deal. As long as you're not directly underneath looking up at it, you can't even tell. I think it's a good value for a nice modern fixture, but I do wish the diffuser matched better. I have it as my ceiling fixture in a den, and the minimum length with the mounting hardware is 17 inches - this is good to know for walking clearance. On an 8 foot ceiling, it is fine to use as a central light. I would buy again.