Haven't used it yet--will leave soon on a cruise. It is accurately described, although would call it more tan or bronze than gold. Sorry that I procrastinated and didn't get the blue before it sold out. It will still stand out from all the black luggage. I love the spinner wheels and light weight and it seems well constructed. Appreciate that I could buy the two pieces without the 29" for the larger--anything over 25" is just too big and easy to over pack. I shopped around a lot before I settled on this set. It makes the two wheeled suitcases obsolete. It is so easy to handle, especially if you are handling more than one. You can push it along with one finger.