I really like this bed a lot! Great value, nice looking...and really sturdy! It can support my 3 children and my husband and I! That's quality made! My only complaint was that the headboard arrived with two large, visible scuffs where the paint was completely missing. However, I contacted Customer service via chat, and within minutes Overstock.com took care of that problem. I highly recommend this bed! Awesome deal and really does look nice. It is a dark charcoal black color, so it is what I expected. This took my husband just over an hour to put together by himself. He did say that you should really have two people to do this to make things easier! When I came home from work, the bed was up and looked great. We purchased the 10-inch memory foam mattress to go with it. My husband couldn't get out of bed this morning because he was so COMFORTABLE...hit the snooze button 6 times! We have never slept better.