Black table lamps are not commonly used in most houses. Whether this is consciously done or not, it is not considered appropriate in most places. Even with clothes black is very rarely worn by women even though it is a very good color and tends to bring out the color of the eyes. It is just that the color black has been associated with bad things for so long that it is a little difficult to change now.
The same thing applies to black table lamps although there is always the added reason that black tends to absorb light instead of reflecting it making black a bad choice for lamps. However, if used properly black lamps can be a very useful tool to obtain a certain effect. For example if your living room is a little on the larger side, you will have to get a really big chandelier or something that is equally impressive for it to have the impact that you desire. If on the other hand you get a black crystal chandelier that does not have any shades, even a relatively simple one that is much smaller will give you a contrast to the plain expanse of the ceiling.
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If you want to have a lamp on your dining table putting in a small black table lamp is a good idea because this lamp is more for decorative purposes than any lighting need. Usually the table cloth as well as the cutlery will be light colored and a black table lamp will provide some much needed contrast. A black lamp may not be very useful as a bed lamp, but is very effective as a night light. It gives a very intimate atmosphere that no other kind of light will be able to recreate.