Large, high contrast key markings (black marking on bright yellow keys), Other than the keys, keyboard is black which matches my computer. Essential & frequent used keys are now stand alone at the top (not a part of the F keys) (volume up/down/mute-one key email access-search-home-favorites-video controls-music, more---can be customized in your OS settings for most OS by selecting a source as the default for the button). Rubber anti-skid on bottom to keep it in place. Has tilt up feature. Keys have a solid feel. This keyboard replaces a light up one that I thought would be better but doesn't compare to this one. A lot of research went into this keyboard. Well worth the money spent which actually was very reasonably priced.