Color of shade is way off in person from pic described. Even though described as darker when not lit, this shade trim appears almost black when not lit, very deceiving. Even lit, the colors didn't appear as on pic. I honestly thought they had put the wrong shade in the shipment. As for packing, the box was almost opening at the bottom, the interior styrofoam protection packaging was so cheap and brittle it just crumbled when trying to get lamp out. So disappointing as another lamp I purchased was just the opposite, came securely packed and colors were vibrant and interesting even when not lit.