We ordered this on a Saturday and received it the following Friday. The bed was packaged very well in two boxes and was put together within 1 hour. It is so substantial looking and feeling; I was a little nervous ordering such a large piece online, but the value was just too irresistable! I was absolutely not disappointed! The color is a dark chocolate/black matte finish that blended beautifully with the decor of our bedroom and it just looks so impressive! What a great deal and I'm so happy to have been an Overstock customer for years--never a disappointment!