I was a little worried from other reviewers that I might not like the color of the background on this, but it turns out I love it! Yes, it is a little on the taupe side, but that worked for our decor. Got the peacock pillow to go with it and love how it looks in our guest room. The detailed stitching of the feathers is really nice. You can't really tell from the photo, but it is stitched, not airbrushed or part of the fabric itself. Nice product, nice price.