This is a really nice black color, and much darker than the darker cover you get inside the box of the actual Ring. When I purchased the Ring doorbell, it came with the silver and a very dark grey. I’m glad I ordered this black as it goes well with the black railing and black trim outside. It has a bit of a texture and it’s a matte finish. No shine really. Clips on and uses a special screw to hold on, like the ones that come with it.