Overstock deserves my 5 minute review since their Customer Service has been from great to excellent on this purchase. The bed arrived in good shape, and even though it was missing some slats with it, I contacted them and they immediately shipped them to us. We are very happy. Good quality. It looks like a more expensive bed than what it cost! The color is dark chocolate, a little darker than in the picture I think. The slats are not too low so if you get a thick mattress like a 9" try first with a low spring box (the 5" ) but if you have a 12" to 14" mattress then maybe you won't even need a spring box at all.