I wish I could click on "maybe" as for to recommend it to a friend or not. They turned out to be very bright. Actually just like the picture shows. I was hopping to be a darker red, but it's not. They are not too well built, and when one steps on it (I know that is not what chairs are for - but we all know we use them to step on occasionally in order to accomplish small tasks) and hears cracking noises and feel it too. I have had them for 4 months now, and they needed already to be re-tightened. Also two of them were damaged during transport. The mounting screws were, in a super dumb way, just thrown loosely in the box, damaging two of the 4 chairs. Overstock was very quick in sending me two replacement ones. Kudos to them.