These placemats look just beautiful on our mahogany table. The colors really compliment the wood and vice versa. My only complaint is that they are very loosely woven, so any spill would go right through to the table top. So they are great as decorative placemats, but don't serve as well for table protection. They also come with a strong smell that I think is cedar -- not unpleasant, but very noticeable. I don't know how it will fade over time.