The red is a beautiful red color. The quality is what should be expected for the price. It is soft but, not sateen quality soft. The shams are a nice large size but, too rough against your face to actually sleep on. The duvet is pretty but, offers nothing to attach the comforter to hold the comforter in place. Overall, this would be good for a college dorm, first apartment, or someone who isn't used to sleeping on high quality bedding.