I needed a duvet cover for my newly painted, dark blue bedroom. I liked this option because it was a good color match and would keep the room light. It seems to be just fine. The color of the stitching is as shown or perhaps a bit lighter. The material is not super-soft but since I use a flat sheet underneath, that's not a problem. It also might be semi-transparent if your duvet is anything other than white (like mine). Since it's white, I can already tell it will be a nightmare to keep clean, but that was obvious when I bought it. My only real complaint is that the placement of the stitched design is not ideal. It is very far down in the bottom right corner -- more in the corner than the photo seemed to indicate. Since normal people don't use their duvet cover as it's shown in the photo -- halfway down the bed with half of it hanging off the footboard! -- the design is going to be less visible for anyone with a footboard or chest/trunk at the foot of their bed.