The color is darker and more red than shown in photo. The head of one of the screws had no groove so I had to search for one in the garage. The pre-drilled holes for the hardware on the lid did not match that of the base. I had to pre-drill new holes careful not to show original pre-drilled holes. Nice looking piece of furniture, I only wish it was manufactured more carefully. Manufacturer should include a extra screw like many other furniture makers do.