This chandelier is absolutely beautiful it is so elegant and not too over the top. It is definitely a dark bronze color which is exactly what I wanted. I was skeptical because I really wanted it to be dark bronze so I took a chance and it was perfect. I also saw this chandelier in a local lighting store for about $375 more! If you google it you will see that it's double the price on all other websites. It is a large piece but worked well in my space. Overstock never has disappointed me. Love the quality and value of everything.