Shades of Black

I can't decide how I feel about black lamp shades.  They sort of defeat the purpose of a lamp...to give off light! Black shades solely direct light up and down without lighting the room as a whole.  But on the other hand they can create great mood lighting at night and play up the sophistication in a room during the day. What do you think?

Callie Jenschke
Celerie Kemble
Kate Simpson
Photos via Lonny