The quality of the product looks great, although I only took the sham out because I could see the color was not right and didn't want to unpackage the coverlett. It's a very heavy fabric and looks nicely made, however, I would not call the color taupe. To me it looks like more of a light cream color with subtle shades of a very, very, very, light taupe. It has no depth to the color at all.
The weight of this bedspread is heavier than I expected. Seems to be high quality. After washing and drying, it did not wrinkle or shrink. I was concerned with the embroidered pattern that it may shrink and become misshaped but it washed very well. I think the weight of the fabric was key. I wish the pillow shams were larger than standard size. Otherwise, this was a good purchase for me.
I bought this because it is all cotton and had looked for a high quality all cotton coverlet at a reasonable price for a long time. It is very nice and certainly does have the wonderful breathable quality of cotton. My only complaint is that I already have a couple of snags in it and I've only had it about 3 weeks. Not even sure how they happened, but if you buy this, be very gentle with it.
I used the coverlets (I ORDERED TWO twins) as covers for my worn out living room couches. The thickness and measurements of the fabric were perfect. I cut apart the pillowcases and made covers for the armrests. The results were fabulous!!!