The bed arrived and at first I panicked because the boxes were marked with the color "Champagne". but the color shown here on the web is the correct color. It's more of a matte gray color and I'm not sure why they were calling it "Champagne". I was afraid I'd open the boxes to find a beige metallic color...like a Champagne colored automobile. But it is correctly displayed here. There are very small "craters" where the metal was not perfect, but they can only be seen in close proximity to the head and footboard. They aren't dings or dents or chips...just the nature of the metal underneath the finish. It's minor. You can also see some of the welding joints, but again, it's not major. I still recommend the bed for the design and the price.