I ordered a queen size in the cordovan color and it's an attractive mahogany brown. There were not enough screws included and we did have to provide 6 of our own, not a big deal. The instructions are not clear and we ended up installing the platform slats on the wrong side initially, which was discovered when the center support legs came up short. We used a hand screwdriver which was slow, but worked fine. I also ordered a memory foam mattress from overstock which fit perfectly. The corners of the bed do seem to stick out so beware, I wish they were beveled somehow. I plan on installing a wall mounted padded headboard, but for now I covered an inflated air mattress with a fitted sheet and stuck it between the bed and the wall. I am not using a box spring so the sleeping surface sits low to the floor. I live in a studio condo so storage space is premium. I am able to line up lots of pairs of shoes, a two step folding ladder, and a dolly all under the bed. I also ordered a king down blanket and it works beautifully to conceal what lies beneath. No bed skirt necessary. I recommend it.