The picture makes the color of the bed appear much darker then it really is. It is a true chestnut color. The bed is very nice but I bought a dresser in expresso thinking that they will be some what close in color due to the picture, boy was I wrong. I know have a chestnut bed and a expresso dresser, I have talked my husband into ordering the matching dresser and nightstand now. I guess I should of paid attention to the name of the furniture (Milton) not just the color they appear to be in the picture.