Red Chocolate is rich and deep like chocolate. It's a wonderful background! Your colors will pop and glow. There is not a lot of movement so for more movement mix it with Black Cherry Parfait or Dark Raisinettes or all 3 together.. I prefer this to most Antique Blacks for a background. I find it compliments color more than Antique Black.I used Red Chocolate in the rug shown here by itself. To see how Red Chocolate and Black Cherry Parfait look together check out "Crewel Jubilee Joy" in patterns/pretties.