After reading the reviews I was pleased to learn that the color was more of a black matte finish than oil rubbed bronze. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with the weight, style, and quality. I must say worth every penny! The only disappointment I have is that I waited to buy the matching shower/tub fixture, and now it's not listed. If they repost, It's mine, quick fast, and in a hurry! This faucet is BEAUTIFUL!