The shades are a beautiful shade of "champagne", a golden yellow. The bronze contracts perfectly with the shades. The measurements given are true and accurate. We have a very small space for this to fit, between the ceiling and the bathroom mirror, so the measurements had to be spot on.I feared it might look cheap but on the contrary, it is elegant, sturdy and best of all, does not have the cookie-cutter look that all the fixtures have at the big box stores. When installed and we turned it on, I was thrille..