The color is true to the picture, I ordered the beige. In the photo is appears the shams are euro shams but they are not, they are standard shams but nonetheless very nice. As expected when it arrived it was quite wrinkled from being packaged but just a few spritzs with the iron and steam and it looks fantastic. Even the little throw pillow it comes with looks great after a little steam wrinkle release. Great value for the price! Pair it with a different color coverlet and your bed will pop! I've spent so much money on bedding sets in the past and I love this one the most!