For the spring, the lavendar coloring on this spread is nice. The sheets are shinny and soft. After washing it does fade. But the spread brings a lift to the bedroom. How can anyone be depressed looking at something so pretty. Now, I may have to buy another one after awhile because it is thin texture and my dog has long nails and jumps on the bed. He scratches to make himself a bed, and he will do this when I'm not home. So he tore a spot; this is disappointing but not anyone elses problem but mine because of my unrulely dog !