The color is a close to the picture, I would say it's just a little darker. For being 100% polyester it's is very soft and you wouldn't know that it's not cotton. I feel though that for the price it should be a little heavier. There doesn't seem to be much batting in it, however, it does keep you rather warm. And the sheets are not that amazing. I've washed them twice and they are already starting to show some wear. But then again, I did not buy it for the sheets. Overall a good deal if you have a coupon or some rewards to use up.