The other reviews are correct, looks just like the picture and just as dark...almost black. For the price its a fair buy...but here is the thing I thought the headboard would be one solid piece and instead you have to add legs to it and a brace bar. Its ok but not very solid...I was looking for a frame that had few parts and most importantly doesn't make noises. This one so far doesn't, but you can tell as it loosens up over time its going to make noises as the pieces rub against one another. In summary fair buy for the price, it looks good, but not sure if its up to the quality you want for your master bed.