I bought these chairs for additional seating to my oak dining room set. I was a little concerned about the wood not matching, but since it's only on the legs they look just fine. My dining room has red walls, so I thought a couple of red chairs would look nice with all the oak furniture and these parson chairs look great! They are more of a red wine color, not quite burgandy, but a nice shade of dark red. I think they would make great additional seating for any style dining set. Assembly was simple enough - just screw everything together. And since I am mechanically challenged, if I can do it, anyone can.