This bed arrived quickly and was very well packaged. I purchased it for a guest room and it appears to be a sturdy quality with lots of nice features. I especially like all the extra support braces for under the boxspring. The description states the color is matte black. All the packaging has matte black printed on it. It is actually a chocolate/fudge type color. I like the chocolate color better. Just know that you're not receiving a black bed if that's what you're looking for. My husband assembled the bed very quickly and was very happy with the quality. Thanks Overstock.com I'll be ordering from you again.