I was surprised at how nice this duvet cover turned out after reading some other reviews and how cheap it was. Color wise it is definitely in tan and brown family, not gray like it appears it the picture, but it is still a nice color. It is softer than it appears, and overall comfortable to sleep with. This duvet even looks nice over our very old, mishapen down comforter. The flower throw pillow seems a little cheaply made, but as long as you use it for its purpose, as decorative, it seems to hold up fine.