I got this to replace our old coffee table and I LOVE it! It most def. looks black which I love because it matches the rest of our furniture. It is a very handy thing and it can hold a lot! I keep three blankets in one side and then my computer and such in the other. I did have an issue with one of the legs, it would not go on properly but the stand still stands right. Overall, great product! Fast shipping! Thanks Overstock!