The chair is definitely darker than the picture, but I like the actual color of it better. It's a lovely creamy beige, and it looks good with both warm and cool colors. The fabric also seems to be of very high quality. The chair was a piece of cake to assemble, and it's incredibly comfortable-- it has a little give, but it's still firm enough that it seems like it will hold up well over time. It's really made the whole room look more sophisticated, so I'm thrilled with my purchase!