I was unsure what the color would be like after reading the reviews vs. the picture. It is brighter than the picture shows. Not exactly what I was looking for, but I do like it. I just have to figure out a different wall color than I was planning...the gray won't go with it. I will probably do a sand color. I ordered a f/q size and it fits my queen bed perfectly. It is not very soft, but for the price...I will throw it in the drier with some dryer sheets. The shams are a diff material and are not an EXACT match, but they will work fine. Just an FYI if you are very picky.