The colors in this set are so vibrant and bright. The fabric is a bit scratchy, but that doesn't really matter if you pair it with soft sheets. The comforter washed nicely although it was way too big for our home washer and barely fit into a commercial machine at a laundromat. I was able to cram it into our home dryer. I bought this set because I could wash it at home so having to take it to a laundromat is a pain. The shams were of lesser quality than the comforter and the stitching seems really weak. There is one area where it will clearly come apart after a few washes. Not a big problem if you have a sewing machine. Just a hassle. I bought the full/queen set and it is very large for a full. Overall I love this set. The colors and design were just what I was looking for so I am willing to sacrifice some of the quality. Also, I was looking for a 100% cotton set (as it stated) but be aware that the filling is polyester and only the fabric is cotton.I think the design doesn't look as crisp as the photo because the comforter I received has diamond stitching to hold the polyester batting in place while the photo does not have that stitching.