This week’s Six of the Best column shines the spotlight on brightly colored table lamps. I always say to clients that lighting is a great opportunity to step outside of your color comfort zone and try a new hue. Perhaps a zing of tomato red for the task lamp on your desk or a playful banana yellow on the side table by an armchair. Here are some of my current top picks of brightly colored lamps on the market:
1. Peeta orange metal and wood task lamp | I’m often left stumped when it comes to task lamps for my desk because many of the options are so.darn.big. If we all hard Restoration Hardware catalog sized houses then of course I’d love a huge task lamp on my equally massive desk. In reality, many of us don’t and that’s where stylish mini task lamps like this tomato red option come in handy.
2. Mid-century yellow bottle table lamp | Mid-century design continues to prove popular across the design market and this yellow design from West Elm is a striking and statement piece. I like the inlayed detailing and citrus coloring – ideal for summer.
3. Handprinted navy brushstroke table lamp | The loose and individual look of this piece makes it a favorite of mine. Blue and white is a timeless palette so it’s a sensible option from that viewpoint. Now I just need that beach house to put it in…!
4. Boka persimmon table lamp | Sometimes, simple goes a long way. This lamp is case in point of that sentiment. A color block lamp paired with an elegant white shade is perfect for placing either side of a patterned headboard, for example, as a way to temper the pattern but still keep color front and centre.
5. London yellow table lamp | Designed by British designer Charlie Bowles, the London lamp has a contemporary look and feel. I like the idea of using this in a empty nook of a modern kitchen as a way to bring unexpected mood lighting to the space.
6. Demelza lamp ensemble | The blue and aqua palette of this lamp and shade combo instantly caught my eye. I also love the elongated shape to the piece – it would be perfect for placing on a media unit to distract from an ugly TV.
7. Sketched Ikat lamp shade | Ikat is still proving popular in home decor and this looser take on the pattern caught my eye. It would work well in a cozy guest bedroom or on an entryway table to provide a warm and welcoming pool of light.
8. Majorcan Garden shade | I promise I don’t just love this shade because it’s named after one of the Spanish Balearic Islands where my heart mate and I married a few years ago…! The floral pattern is ideal for a spring refresh, so try swapping this into one of your table lamps for an instant season refresh.
9. Watercolor Tile lamp shade | As you guys know, I love my blues – even more so in a watercolor finish – so, naturally, this lampshade is my top pick! I love the graphic yet soft feel to the pattern.
Which of this week’s picks do you like best?