I don't like this all that much. I'm searching for a lighter grey sheet and duvet cover set to help set this off better. I'll wash it before using but as others mentioned and I was expecting the background colors are more muslin deep ivory colored. Almost dingy and doesn't allow the print to pop as the picture suggests on line. I think I would not recommend and I wouldn't buy again. Size is right on and I always check sizes. So far the lighter grey colored sheets and comforter cover are out here on Overstock as well as several other sites I've checked. Can find pretty dark to very dark charcoal items but this needs a lighter touch I think to help lighten it up. I thought the extra standard shams I picked up to go with this set were a lighter ivory and don't match right on. I can get by with using them. Bottom line the background coloring cheapens this set. I'm hoping the background fades towards lighter ivory over time and laundering.