These barstools are beautiful. I was thinking they would be more yellow than gold - but they are a rich gold color. My husband put them together with no problems after he figured out the directions on the first one. They are sturdy and very comfortable. My kids already dripped syrup on one and it wiped right off with a damp sponge and left no spot. The price is the best we found too - we were surprised at how expensive barstools are - so these were a great find!