I just received the set and I'm very pleased with the looks and quality. I am a bit disappointed with the overall comfort. It's very stiff, you don't sink into the cushions at all. It's not the kind of set that you want to lounge around and watch tv on.
The color is VERY dark brown. Based on your lighting, it may be more black than brown. It does appear to be very nice quality, and is comfortable to sit in without swallowing you. You will need some rubber feet to replace the super slick glides if putting it on hardwood
I purchased the three piece set (sofa, loveseat and chair) and am very pleased with the look and quality. The leather is a rich dark brown. The style looks very high end. The pieces are firm to sit on, but very comfortable. I think they will hold up well for many years to come. I am very pleased with this purchase. They arrived in perfect condition and were brought into the house and set up where I wanted by the delivery staff, who were very nice and professional.
The couch and love seat come in 2 parts - the back is unattached and slides into the base therefore it's not sturdy and makes a lot of noise. It has already faded. Light weight therefore my 3 yr old can move it. Please when I received the furniture, it was damaged and after many many calls, it was finally replaced.