I purchased this throw in gray (a rich charcoal color). It is elegant enough to leave hanging over the corner of my sofa. It adds a lovely decorative touch. Yet, it feels as cozy as my favorite down comforter. I washed my throw before using it and it came out of the dryer perfectly fluffy and wrinkle-free. Now my husband has the lightweight cozy throw he wanted and I have the beautiful throw that I wanted!