The outside material is a black matte, smooth-textured surface. The inside of this shade is silver-colored foil.
Lamp shades in this material will arrive with a black tape trim at the top and bottom of the shade. Rectangle and square lampshades in this paper material will arrive with a coordinating fabric tape vertically on all four corners as well as around the top and bottom edges.
This material is a light-blocking material. Depending on the brightness of the bulb on your shade, most light will not shine through this paper material.