We are very pleased with our new ottoman - exactly what we were looking for. The color is very dark but definitely brown. Although it is higher than our previous cocktail table, we're not finding that it is too high to rest our feet on while watching TV. Love the storage space on the shelf below. Family and friends think it's great. One friend wanted to know where we got it. Told her about the easy the process, the inexpensive shipping, and the quick arrival. Thanks Overstock.com!