The color is a pale gray with subtle tan overtones. The body of the chair has two thin lines throughout, one is medium gray and the other is a medium tone blue, together forming a rectangle of 1.75 x 1.5". It adds character to what would be a drab chair. The additional pillow is necessary for comfort due to the erectness of the back and the seat bottom is filling is foam. The corded trim on the base is a little crooked directly in the front. Overall this chair will work in my vacation home where it will not be used daily.