It is rather gold in color, and a bit hotel-ish, but whether that's good or bad is a matter of taste. I do like how it looks on the bed. But the construction is cheap. The fabric is cheap--the backing is just a very lightweight broadcloth. One of the upper seams missed a few inches, and there's a raw edge hanging out that I know will fray if it's cleaned. And the trim isn't attached around one of the corners. If you're just looking for an inexpensive duvet cover and it's currently a good price, it's not terrible. But it's not going to last forever.