I’ve been looking forward to writing this post because this Instagram I took inside the Los Angeles Lamps Plus showroom was one of the most popular Instagrams I took during Blog Tour L.A.! Not only did I find the wonderfully exotic colours of L.A. inspiring as I wondered around the city, but also in the designs I saw during the trip.

Naturally my colour-loving eye was drawn to the new Colour Plus collection by Lamps Plus. I think it was a spot on idea to match the colours of the lamps – there are over 100 colour options in the range – to well known brands such as Pantone and Sherwin Williams. This makes it easier to get colour choices right when choosing a bright piece for a new or existing scheme because you will know the exact colour the lamp will be. Pretty cool, right? I made a fun little gif to show how you can mix and match the shape and size of the lamp base in various colours with a range of plain and graphic patterned shades. (Gifs are so fun – any excuse!) Plus, I was keen to share these three images as they really show the power of decorating with lighting in an interior design scheme. They show how switching up the colour of a table lamp and letting that be the reference point for the accent colours across the rest of the space can totally switch up the feel of the room. I really like how the purple table lamp sits alongside the cheerful yellow accents – what a winning colour combo! Do you have any colourful lamps in your home? How do you like to decorate with lighting?

// Photography by Lamps Plus


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. The animations you put on here make me smile every time I see a post with them!

  2. We just decorated our snug in a purple and yellow color palette and that lamp would be a perfect fit for it. Thank you!!

  3. It’s good when they mix the pattterned shades with the block color bases.

  4. Bookmarking Lamps Plus for my new client because we’re doing a colorful remodel on her living room right now. She’s going to love this post.

  5. This post made me happy – as do all of your posts 😉 I love the animation – check out those colours! x

  6. I have a serious sofa crush here (if I had no kids haha) Love the different styles of rooms, fab what a difference colour & lamp can make – my money is on the blue or even vibrant red room. Great happy post on a grey Autumn day Will. Have fun, Axx

  7. I love them all, but think I am even more impressed with your gif technique than the lamps. All the room sets look great and I’m definitely going to check out these lamps for my next project. Rebecca.

  8. I absolutely love these lamps! Great for interior designers like me, it makes our job so much easier with the right products. I’m on a search for similar lamps in the UK but it’s not easy within reasonable price. Does any company offer these here? Do you know?

    • @Karolina – The good news is that Lamps Plus are hoping to expand into the UK market in the next couple of years – yay! In the meantime, I think BHS and John Lewis offer a good selection of varied lighting styles on the UK high street at reasonable prices. Hope that helps.

  9. Wow, so many colours!!! Pretty eye candy to make a grey day go away… 🙂 I’d love me a pink lamp for my future home office, although my husband wouldn’t approve of that but what the heck… I’m in charge when decorating our home! LOL! Thanks for sharing these pretty coloured lamps, love them!! x

  10. Wow, same room yet so different with the different colours – great example. My fav is the red, I love red in rooms, its really bold and fun. I agree that lighting is so crucial in a room. You can decorate and furnish a room beautifully, but if the lighting is wrong it can totally fail to make an impact. I love lamps as they are often the icing on the cake and as seen above great features/focal points.

  11. I’d go for the blue theme – with those patterns it has almost a Greek vibe to it!

  12. Will, I am long overdue in telling you how much I enjoyed meeting you at BlogTour London last year, but also that your always colorful posts and shares always brighten my day and offer inspiration. I love this post and especially your cool animated gif!

    • @Robin – You warm and generous words really do mean a lot, thank you. I’m so pleased you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading! 🙂

  13. The gif is a clever idea – what a lot of interesting combos . I remembered that pic from Instagram so it’s nice to learn a bIt more about those lamps . Now that we are heading into the winter , lamps seem the most important decorative item .

  14. Love the colorful accents making the room! Clearly the accent colors in these rooms are more important that the neutral colors of the walls and furniture. Well done in accentuating the value of the accent color!

  15. Andrew Bradford Reply

    Very interesting mixture of colors and patterns!
    Will take some note for sure.

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.