I purchased this fixture, along with the corresponding 4 light rail, for our kitchen. Based on previous reviews, I expected them to be more on the gold side of bronze. They are definitely very gold. Although I would prefer a more neutral tone finish, I kept them. They are a nice size, sturdy, and look well-made. They even come with bulbs! What a great value. As long as you are expecting a very, very golden bronze, you will not be disappointed!