I bought this duvet set for my guest room. I love, love, love its softness. It is 100 percent cotton, as advertised. We washed it right away, and it just got softer. I bought euro pillows that were larger than the euro pillow cases, so that they would look full like the picture, and I was not disappointed. They fluffed right up and look great in the backdrop. The comforter cover fits great over the Calvin Klein down comforter we have been saving for this use. The first night, my husband and I slept in this room and the sheets were as comfortable as they looked. The color is a heathery grey and soft purple, which was exactly what I was going for in this room. I would highly recommend the purchase to another buyer - well worth the cost!