The color of this duvet cover is very taupe. In the photo it looked lighter and more cream-colored to me. Also, the stitching that appeared red is actually orange. In addition, the duvet cover was not correctly sized. The length was good but it was not wide enough for a king size duvet cover. So it did not fit our duvet, or our decor for our master bedroom. We needed a queen size duvet cover though, so we kept it and put it on our queen size bed in the spare room. We just tuck the extra length under the mattress. The stitching is quite nice on it and it looks good in that room with a couple of chocolate brown throw pillows.