I ordered the "metallic mousse" paddy from the NAP sale. (I had a pretty big credit so it became too good of a deal to pass up ) The color isn't metallic at all... and the tag says roche (which I thought was metallic?) and not mousse. Weird, eh? I do like the color very much though. It's the same color leather that's on the trim of my plummy brown patent dome paddy. I don't expect this to be a super popular choice (so no worries if you don't like it; my feelings won't be hurt!) but I know a lot of people were curious about this style. I'm actually not sure if I love the white hardware or not... but I do think it's cool and interesting looking, and I love unique paddingtons. So I *think* this one will be a keeper. The lock isn't painted white so it shouldn't chip. And the bag is quite lightweight compared to older paddies with the brass locks. Enjoy!