I am very pleased with these mitts. The red color was just as depicted. I knew the mitts were lined, which was important to me because I didn't want to feel as if my hands were encased in plastic, I didn't expect them to be so comfy. They feel almost pillowy once you put them on. They have worked well so far and done their job. There was one instance where I felt heat in handling a baking sheet and should not have (the temp was 350 degrees), I think the pan was resting on a side of my finger. Once I adjusted the pan to rest on the ball of my finger instead of against the side, I didn't feel the heat anymore. Was a little disappointed in that. Maybe the lining is not as thick on the sides? Any way, I am happy with the purchase and would recommend it to others.