This is BEAUTIFUL! I bought it for an un-used living room and now I venture into that room more often just to take a peek at the shelf. The color is exactly as described. while installing I neglected to clean off some of the glue residue so you can see the hardened glue but that's all my fault. The only problem I had during installation was that the numbered pieces were not that visible so I had to guess. I'm debating on buying another one!!