The wood is painted to look distressed. It looks like it's painted grey, some light shades of brown, and creme. It's slanted and the angle works well. There's a square hole in the middle of the shelf, so the phone can be charged from the bottom while on the stand. The colors are much darker in real life. Online, the pink looks like it glows, like it's bright bubblegum neon. It's dark fuschia in person. The color looks electric blue online, but is dark blue in person. Design looks exactly the same. It arrived wrapped in tissue paper, tape, cardboard, more tape, a booklet, an envelope, a small postcard, another envelope, packing slip, and all sides glued on the box. Lots of packaging. It's a cool phone stand. I'm glad I ordered it.