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The right floor lamp shade depends in part on the purpose of your floor lamp.
For task lighting, choose a shade that directs most of the light downward toward your work. For ambient lighting, choose a shade with a pleasant color that will filter the ambient light into the room.
Many people favor gentle tones of cream, amber and pink for this purpose. Blue and green shades have a distressing tendency to make the people in the room look unwell.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|