I was a little hesitant to purchase these chairs because there was only one review and I already had Parson chairs that were too large for the room. I took a chance and I am very pleased. Keep in mind the size - they are NOT big chairs. They are NOT high like a Parson chair but they are really nice. They fit into my small room perfectly. They are black - true black. Hopefully the leather will hold up - only time will tell but for the price - I am happy.