The sheet color was a little darker than it looked on the the web site. I did like how big and roomy it was. It is hard for me to find a duvet that will cover a cal king bed but it fit my comforter just fine. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent review was having to iron it when I washed it. It comes out pretty wrinkled when you get it out of the dryer. It is pretty soft and I like the stipes.