I bought this duvet in light blue, the color is exactly what I expected based on the photo. There is a stitching design about 2 inches from the edge around the top and sides and I didn't realize it when I ordered it. The stitching design does not negatively impact the look or feel of the duvet cover - I honestly couldn't be happier. The material is very soft and not too heavy. Now that I have this duvet cover, I love my down comforter even more!