The pictures really do not do this bedding justice. It is jacquard, and the paisley pattern is stitched. It's absolutely gorgeous. The blues are a pale blue and st. tropez blue the latter of which appears silver in the light. But it's still true to the picture's colors. I'm very happy with this purchase. It looks like a premium bed set one would find at Neiman Marcus. Thanks Overstock for a great product for a great price.