I wasn't expecting such a heavy and generously sized woven bedspread, but the colors were true to the photo and I liked the print. It would look attractive with either side of the spread; the light background or dark reverse background. After washing, I discovered a flaw of one pillow sham where there is a red stain-like bleeding throughout the one sham. As this was washed separately from any other items, I know this had to be present before washing. Too bad I didn't better inspect the piece; but I will contact customer service to inquire about an exchange.