I bought this in coral and it is a muted color but very pretty and a good color for summer. I wouldn't say it's very soft, but it's not bad for the price. I have a cat who likes to scratch on the bed so I can't buy anything too pricey or embroidered. My friend saw me looking at this online and she ordered one for herself in black and she loves it also. I'd give it one extra star if the fabric was softer and a bit less stiff. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.