First off it is NOT BLACK and white. It is black at the bottom big pattern then fades at the top of the bottom big pattern, it has faded black places, I thought it was in the sun or something in that spot but the pillow patterns isnt black either it looks GREY! I purposely got this comforter set because it said it's black and white, I did not want faded black or grey. SECOND the fabric is cheap it's not soft at all, the top layer is rough, I thought the fabric was a matte cotton but it's shiny, just not at all what I thought. Even my husband noticed it doesn't look like the picture!