This platform is actually better in person then in picture. It has a berry comtempoarary feels. I originally was looking for a wood platform bed, but somehow I bought this instead. I have no regret, as this frame will withstand the dust of time better then a wood platform. The real reason I bought this is because it's cheaper then the comparable wood platform, and I just love the look of it. Remember, no chem wipe, if you must, only water, otherwise just use dry clot to clean when needed. This platform looks better in my white 8" foam bed.