I had high hopes given the fabulous prior reviews of these panels and I was not disappointed! They are so much nicer than anything I found in stores for twice the cost. The color is considerably darker than they appear online. I was hoping for a more silvery tone, but like them well enough I decided to keep them. For what it's worth, I've got them hanging in a room painted with a high end home decor and furniture store's FLAX paint color and they blend almost perfectly with the walls.