The colors are nice and bright, the pics are true to life. The sheets are very thin, I can see the matress print below. They are very soft, but I can tell they aren't going to last for too long. Which doesn't matter much since my 6-yr-old probably won't want a solar system theme in a couple of years anyway. The comforter is a bit stiff and scratchy, but he hasn't complained once. He's happy with it, so that's the most important part, right?