I would have to agree w/ previous reviews. In the picture, the shade looks to be more "antique" white but it's not, it's definately WHITE! The base is so cheap looking, it looks like someone painted it silver. Very tacky and ugly. I would send it back but it's too much trouble so I will also attempt to paint the base to make it look better and keep it on an out of the way table. Not worth the price I paid.