I purchased the red 26" stools for our new kitchen island. They are firm, as previously reviewed, but swivel nicely and are comfortable. I especially liked how low the back is because we don't have much room. The entire seat is padded so there are no worries about metal chairbacks dinging the edges of the granite counters. Sadly, the red was brighter than we anticipated, leaning toward the fuschia family, rather than a deep color, which is what we needed. Our kitchen is a rich yellow - B.Moore's Honeywheat and the counters are Andes black so the red would have been fine except that our living room has a red clay (B.Moore Audubon Russet) accent wall, which appears brown next to the stools. Sadly, not sure if any of the other colors offered will work out. These would have been perfect for what we needed.