After looking at many blue/brown comforter sets, I chose this one because of the pattern and colors. The brown is a muted, taupy brown, definitely not chocolate or mid-brown. The blue is soft. I would have loved to have curtains to match because matching the colors has not been as easy I would have liked because the colors are unique. The fabric on the comforter is somewhat satiny and feels as though it snags easily, but I have yet to see a snag. It just seems to feel like it snags. I ended up swapping out the euro shams for others that matched another comforter set because the euro shams with this set were too satiny and did snag. I like to use my euros so I had to come up with an alternative. I also purchased a king size for my queen sized bed so we had plenty of comforter for both of us. I just fit the bed skirt by creating a pleat and throwing some simple stitches to narrow it. I've done this with many sets and it worked perfectly with this. The weight of the comforter is nice and overall the set is priced reasonably.