The coffee table is NOT BLACK!! It is an espresso color--but this is my fault for not reading carefully... However, despite the wrong color, I was expecting a much better quality from a table with such high reviews. First of all, it scratches REALLY easily. It has seen relatively light use so far, but I still manage to see light scratches everywhere, which is pretty disappointing and frustrating. It is also not very heavy or sturdy due to its design, so if you try to rest your foot on one of the lower portions, it will likely tip the table over. If I move the table to vacuum underneath, it feels like its going to break apart. Would not recommend.