We got these chairs because of the price and figure they may be kind of flimsy. We were pleasantly surprised. They are actually pretty sturdy. The color is as the picture--dark brown, espresso color. The seat is wide which is good. The biggest problem for us is the time it takes to assemble a chair. It takes almost an hour per chair because of the angle of the holes and the quarter turn wrench. This is why we gave it a 4 star.