The color you see in the photo is a lovely cream-ish color. The color the ottoman is actually mushroom. I was hesitant to buy it after the previous reviewer said the same thing about the color. Dang, she was right. The styling is good. Size is perfect. I am using this temporarily while my baby is in the pulling himself up phase. He banged his head on our glass coffee table so many times now I am baby proofing by using this ottoman/table. That said, the color is still off, but I will make due with it for a year.