The bench is actually dark brown in color. I looked at other retail stores and the benches were not as deep or of the same quality. Many were not leather and more expensive. It was also great having it delivered to my door.
Works well as an accent piece with storage. The padding is too thin to be much of a seat for humans, such as a window seat. However, it's just fine for small dogs like my Shih tzus, who claimed it instantly and they also like the height. Not to mention: it stores quite a few of their toys.