Lighting can warm up a room, change the existing colors, and drastically improve or degrade the ambiance. As a general rule, silver and gold lamps are a safe choice because they essentially function as neutrals and still add the warm glow that is always welcome…but which to choose? People are always wondering if their picture frames, lamps, hardware, and jewelery should “match” their surroundings, and here’s my general foolproof answer: pick a neutral metallic. No need to always go with a cool gunmetal silver for your blue and green rooms, and likewise, it isn’t necessary to choose gold fixtures for your warmer-colored red and orange spaces.
Here are a few silvery-gold and gold-ish silvers that make me happy. Pop on a linen, parchment, or crisp black shade for some texture, and there you have it: the go-anywhere neutral lamp. Who cares if you don’t know if its silver or gold?