I have tried to find the "perfect " vessel sink and have had 3 other vessel returns with Overstock before this one. Terrassa vessel has a lovely red color highlighted with flecks of gold-- rather a metalic look through the glass. The outside of the bowl is painted black over the red and gold which reflects of artwork. One of the other bowls I had ordered had such childlike painting on the outside I had to return it! The lip of the bowl is also not back, but red too, a good thing. One of the thicker vessels I ordered, had a black rim and would show all water spots- no thanks. Overall, I recommend this bowl highly for its contemporary-classy look and great price. It will be the conversation piece of your bathroom!