I really like the colors in this quilt. The purple flower is a reddish purple. There is also a blue-grey flower. I painted my walls a color called oatbran which is a couple of shades darker than the background of the quilt. I have light cherry furniture; the quilt and furniture look nice together. I have washed and dried the quilt (counter to the label) and other than it taking an eternity to thoroughly dry and shrinking a bit, it comes out looking great.