Look at the bed in this white bedroom: there's the framed art above with the dark mats, black pieces furniture, and mix of black, white, gray and red bedding. Now picture white lampshades on top of those red table lamps. Totally different look, right? Sometimes black is the perfect fit.
Tip: If you're nervous about making the leap to black lampshades, try a drum-shaped shade. A black drum shade has simple, clean lines that will work with most any style — whether your room is modern or grounded with more vintage pieces.