After reading the great reviews of this bench in the sold-out brown color, I went for the red. The color and luster are beautiful. A rich dark brownish red, not overly loud, not overly shiny. Complements many decor colors (but don't try to match it with true red!). I am using it as a sofa cocktail ottomon and am very pleased with the overall look and quality. Pay attention to the dimensions. This is a small-ish piece.