I got the platinum color. It is like a dove gray (looks like it does online) w/ a little sheen, but after washing the sheen is not really apparent - not as shiny as it is in the picture online. It is very soft and fits my comforter well. I especially liked this duvet size b/c it is a little bigger than most standard queen duvets, so it fits my "supersized" queen down comforter. It is a nice weight, but not too hot. The only down side would be that it wrinkles easily - even if you take it out of the dryer immediately. So it looks a little sloppy on the bed if you don't iron it (which I never will). The shams are nice but really snug on the pillows - so the envelope closure kind of pops open. But it doesn't really matter b/c it's on the back so you can't see it. Overall I'm really pleased w/ the duvet mainly b/c of the large size and the gray color is perfect for my room.