I relied 100% on the comments for these stools from others. When I finally made my decision - the counter stools were SOLD OUT. Luckilly they were back in stock two weeks later. I was so worried I was going to have to get something else. COLOR: The color is a PERFECT burnt red. Not a bright Crayola red - a nice burnished, WARM deep red color. No purple or burgundy/merlot undertones. If your'e looking for a good red, without it being so bright you want to put the chair in a playroom, this is it. I also purchased the Hand-Tufted Wool ZOOM rug for the great room area. Looks great near these chairs. LEATHER: I was surprised the leather looked as good as it does. Kudos for a great price for two stools (I bought four) with actual leather on the chairs. Soft leather for the price! SIZE: The backs of the stools hit just barely above the island countertop - enough punch of color, without being a normal high-back stool to make it feel overwhelming and bulky. LEGS: They look great, and came WELL PACKAGED and protected. That's a HUGE plus. And even better - I thought I would have to do some assembling. They came right out of the package ready to use. Love it! The chairs are not super heavy, but they are not light and "rickety" either. In fact, out of the four I purchased, not one was imbalanced - no shims needed. Just some good felt circles on the bottoms for my wood floors, and these babies are good to go! I hope my review helped you as much as the other reviews helped me. The color is good - GREAT. I couldn't be happier with them!