The colors and design are just as nice as pictured. I could not rate this excellent because I had ordered a full/queen for my queen bed and it was much too short and (as another reviewer said) did not flow over the side as the picture on the website shows. I exchanged the full/queen for a king size and was very happy with O refunding the return shipping. The king looks great!
After being excited with the texture and colors/pattern, I was very upset the comforter was way too small. It says Full/Queen & picture is VERY misleading. I guess it would have been ok if bed didn't have box springs. So beware if you do or if your mattress is very thick.