The red shams really look more towards the burgundy color, not a true, medium rich red. These shams were a bit pricey ( I thought ) as opposed to the regular shams I was buying but I wanted two red euro shams to form a headboard effect on a bed without a headboard and this does it.Heavy enough but a color issue for some I would guess. I was OK with the burgundy myself but I was not tring to match anything else in the room, but I was contrasting with navy pillows and bed comforter. It worked great for that. Came quickly.
When I opened the packages-I purchased 2 red--you could tell thatthey had sat on a shelf for some time. the parts of the sham that were visible in the package had faded. They looked stained from the fading. I will think twice when ordering linens from Overstock again.
I bought the pillows on this site and the shams to go over it. I don't care for the material of the these shams. They collect lint like crazy and aren't worth having on the pillows. The color is fairly close to the color above, it is probably a little darker.
The reason I wouldn't recommend this item isn't because of poor quality, honestly didn't have it long enough to know that, but the color wasn't at all like the one pictured. I ordered the chocolate brown and this was definitely not chocolate brown, didn't look like the color swatch online at all. I was very disappointed. It also had a shine to the fabric which I wasn't expecting.
The problem I have with these Euro Shams are they do not have any ties in the back to keep them closed. Hence the bulging Euro pillow underneath peeks out and the Sham does not lay as flat and therefore as attractive as it could if there were ties
The fabric is of very good quality. I did wash the shams before use and found them to be somewhat difficult to get ironed, which is often the case with new items. Once on the pillow they look exceptionally nice and I am pleased with my purchase
The fit of this product is excellent and the color is true. However the fabric is very, very lightweight and the construction feels flimsy. Given the price, it is hard to consider this a flop but the next set will need to be more substantial.