These fixtures are exactly the color of rubbed bronze (not black) that I had hoped for. They are nice quality also. The small set screws that hold the escutcheon onto the back plate seemed odd, without a slotted screw or obvious ribs for a hex wrench. I called and emailed in a panic the day before many holiday house guests came to see my new remodel, and the manufacturer (Allied Brass) called me back right after Christmas. The set screw does indeed work with a hex wrench, but instructions could have made installation simpler (tell you a hex wrench of X-diameter would be needed).