This is a beautiful sink and is as represented. It would have cost much more at the local retailer. It fits well into several decorating schemes such as Tuscan, Old World as well as contemporary! It is heavy in look and actuality and the small squares vary from bone to a muted cocoa in color. I have not had it long so I cannot suggest the ease of care but it appears to be easy for which to care as long as gentle cleansers are used. A good buy for the price.