I purchased this sofa to replace an upholstery sofa I had in a similar color, and I am just loving it. I love the black wood; particularly as arm rests. This adds a modern and upscale flair. The assembly was easy enough & took me about an hour (even for someone with poor carpenter skills such as myself). :) The color of the sofa is definitely a true almond color (more like peach). For some reason it appears more almond in natural sunlight and a darker hue (peach) at night. Doesn't bother me though. The renu leather is soft and ample. I did ditch the pillows it comes with and purchased another set (from Overstock.com) Paisley reminds me too much of Prince and 1985. You won't be disappointed with this sofa though. Better yet I purchased it during a sale.