Arrived quickly... looks just like the picture (dark brown...) It is not only gorgeous but also EASY to put together... The only "down side" ~ it's not "quite" a platform bed ~ which was in my search que when this particular bed popped up. We bought a memory foam mattress without the "base" (box spring) b/c we were told if we put the mattress on a "platform" we wouldn't need the "base". Easy fix ~ my husband put 1/4" pegboard on top of the slats and 'viola!' ~ platform! We've received a LOT of compliments on our bedroom now ~ very sophisticated!