If you are looking to choose a complementary light shade color, we recommend picking up an accent shade from your existing decor. It might be a secondary or even tertiary color that crops up throughout your room.
If you have a modern style room, you may want to choose a light shade in a bright color, teamed with a neutral background. This approach can also work well in a minimalist setting devoid of decoration.
Installing a bright-colored lampshade is a great way to provide a focus, without adding unnecessary extras to your rooms.
Aside from color preference alone, you should also consider how much light your lamp shade will let through.
If you need ambient light in your room then go for a light colored shade that will allow more light to pass through. If you are looking for a light shade as a more decorative addition and are not going to be relying upon it light for reading or complete illumination of your room, then feel free to opt for an opaque lampshade in a dark solid color.