The color is a deeper burgundy than what is prsented, which makes it look so much nicer, also the gold is not quite as brilliant/reflective, it's a little more muted in tone. It makes our bedroom look brand-new! I can't wait to find the matching pillows to complete the look as shown. The inner insulation is tacked in a couple of spots, so you don't have to worry about bunching or shifting. The bed skirt is a new concept, you don't have to move the matress, it's attached to the boxspring in panels with sturdy pins. I'm so glad they invented this! The price is soooo much less than what you pay in the department stores.