Don't be put off by that picture. The Cherry RCs are a very nice looking speaker - much darker and richer looking than the picture would suggest. I'd pick Cherry over black any day, barring other decorating issues. My original speakers were all Cherry, and a Cherry LCR still sits between the 2 Rosenut RC-70s in my main home theater. In my subdued lighting, it's hard to distinguish the color difference between Cherry and Rosenut. My new RC-10s are Cherry and just as beautiful as the LCRs.
Just my 2 cents.