This bedding is gorgeous on our Black king sized bed. It is exactly what we were looking for. As was stated in some previous reviews, there is not quite as much contrast in the colors as the picture here shows. It has a sheen to it, which makes it very elegant. One draw-back is that there are only two euro shams with the king set, and anyone who has a king bed knows you need three with a king set. I'm at a loss as to what to do with those. I hate not to use them, but I probably won't be able to. The sheets are wonderful and are very generous in the size. The quality is great, and it looks really nice right out of the package. I didn't even have to do any steaming. I would highly recommend this to anyone.