This bed is beautiful, however the color is a little off. It looks like a light cream color on my computer, but it is a light taupe (grayish-tan). It took about 45 minutes to put together. We chose to use a box spring because of another review I read, but we could have gotten away without one. We also got the select-a-firmness 11 in. mattress from overstock and it would have fit fine without the box spring, but would have been much lower to the floor. The website says it may take up to 6 weeks for delivery, but we received ours 7 days from the day we placed the order. I am very happy with my purchase and I will be ordering from overstock again.