Frustrating. I purchased 2 samples and neither look close to the picture online.
Unfortunately, it's impossible to capture exactly what a stain is going to look like in a picture. Colors vary depending on the piece of wood and lighting. Computer monitors can also affect the visual appearance. This is why we suggest ordering samples. We want our customers to feel confident in their color choice before ordering. Let us know if there is anything we can do to find a better match for you.