I rated this bed set at excellent because it was exactly what I expected. To be clear, I knew I was not purchasing luxury bedding with a super high thread count. We upgraded our teenage daughter's bed to a queen and needed a good quality set that was stylish but didn't "break the bank". I am so happy with this purchase. It has a Modern country look and the contrasting patterns give it a decorator's flair. It was an excellent deal considering all the pieces that are included. The sheet set I use as a "backup" because we prefer a softer hand with sheets. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!!
They are much more of a creamy buttery ivory...the picture, I think, makes them look a lot more of a crisper white then what came. The comforter is reversible, and I am liking the striped side more. It is fun to work with if you have existing pieces that can be mixed and matched. The dark espresso swirls look like a sponge-paint pattern when you see them up close.