oops evidently the color is "shadow" not "dark shadow." It looks like a dark grey to me --which I would probably prefer over black, since I have that covered -- but it could have funky undertones when you look at it in person. I am going to have more pics and a better description sent over. I am not interested if it has brown undertones in it (which does not appear to be the case but I will know more soon). this is what it looks when set against a true black shirt: The brown tones really depends on the season really. With RO you really won't be able to tell until you see it in person and even then it depends on the lighting as well.