I bought this set for a queen bed in a studio apartment. As my bed is in plain view, I wanted something that would add to the decor and brightness of my studio, as opposed to my rumpled old grey duvet. I especially like that it came with a set of pillows, which really helps make my bed look more like a day bed. While I agree with some others that the lime green pillow is, well, quite green, I don't think it is an eye sore. Given that most duvet sets cost more than this and little throw pillows can be surprisingly expensive, I thought this was a great value and very convenient - who wants to go out and buy pillows to match a comforter cover? As for the duvet itself, it looks exactly as pictured. I'm surprised to hear others say that it didn't match their expectations (perhaps the picture used to be different). It is definitely a seafoam blue. The cover has a nice, soft sheen to it that makes it look rich, and I love the pattern. It is also very comfortable. All in all, a great buy that will add style to any bedroom.