The colors and pattern are exactly as pictured. The fabric is super soft and smooth to the touch. It's a light weight comforter, perfect for warmer climates or the summer months in cooler climates. The stuffing seems well distributed. The shams have hidden zippers on the grey side making it easy to put in the pillow. I sometimes buy comforters in King size even though I have a Queen bed because often the Queen size is not big enough. This is a TRUE Queen size comforter. It falls about half way down each side between the top of the bed and the floor on a standard height bed. Throw pillow is fine (exactly as pictured), nothing spectacular but I really didn't buy this set for the throw pillow. I haven't washed the set yet so I can't speak to how it holds up after a wash but so far I am very pleased with this purchase. I researched many sites that also carry this set and Overstock had the best price/shipping/reviews combination.