Better than pictured. They are in a light blue/greenish hue. The detail is gorgeous and they are a perfect a size. If anyone is thinking of getting these stools...don't hesitate. They are not white like shown in the picture, and the mutted background color of blue/green is perfect with the contrast of the dragon design. I also got the fish one as well and they both compliment and look perfect together between three wicker chairs I have. Absolutlely buy these if you are contemplating.