I purchased this table for my daughters room. She has cherry beds and a desk and mirror from Pottery Barn in an off white. I wanted the nightstand to fit in with both. It is lovely and works perfectly. The stand color is a bit more on the yellow side of cream, but it has a nice "distressed" look to it, so it appears a bit "aged". I agree with the other reviewer that the top is darker than it appeared in the picture. But I would still say it is a dark brown. I would call it walnut. It has a wash over it that gets a little darker towards the edges, and right at the edges it approaches ebony. But the variation in tones I think makes it match more wood pieces. The iron shelf on the bottom is very pretty and the drawers work well. It was very easy and obvious how to put it together, even though it didn't come with directions. Overall very happy with my purchase. It fits perfectly in my daughters room, ties the white wood and cherry wood pieces together, works well and looks great.