When I took the chairs out of the box, i was taken back by the color. I thought it would be more of a cream color and instead it was kind of a dark khaki. I didn't think I would like them, but it turns out that I'm loving them. I like it that the top back of the chair is about the same height as the counter top so they almost tuck under the counter. They are still tall enough to eat at the counter and I really like the metal foot bar across the front. The leather is soft and supple and the cherry has a lot of red in it. The chairs look small, but they are quite comfortable. They completely changed the look of my kitchen and I like them more every day.