I have owned tis fabulous set for about a month. I found that the seat height was a bit high, but by leaving the legs off, it was perfect. I am 5'3"...my 6' husband loves his chair WITH the legs on!! The leather is very nice, and the cushions are very firm, however, I love them. If you are looking for a "sink in", snuggly couch, this is not for you. Yet, if you are looking for something that will treat your back right, while offering superb comfort...you are in the right place. The color is a very dark brown...almost black in dim light8ing. WIll go with just about anything. Hope that this helps you make a decision.