I purchased this comforter set because I wanted a new "look", which this is definitely in my opinion a pretty comforter. The colors are red and like a dark mauve color, almost purple, but can pass for brown. I used dark brown curtains with this with no problem. The only thing I didn't like about it is that it looks wrinkley even after you iron it. I guess if I took it and had it dry cleaned it wouldn't do that, but didn't really want to go to the expense of that right off the bat. So I just ironed it out, but there are parts on it that wouldn't iron, like the material on the inside was stuck together. I'm still using it, love the feel of the sheets and the comforter itself is just the right weight. Not to heavy not to light. Overall I like it and will continue to use it but it did have some quirks to it. Hope this helps your decision.