Yes it is this colour in real life and I love it. The hall wall so dark and dingy before and now it looks bright and modern. The lamp was a gift from my husbands boss. The colour is a perfect match. But don't you all think that we should be just a little bit more brave about our colour choices for home decor. Don't get me wrong I love neutrals and pale pastel colours, but I think that people in the 50's and 70's had the right idea about using way out colour. Cheer up your home and you will cheer yourself up. Especially as we face into the longer darker evenings of Autumn and Winter.