i bought this duvet cover just to cover my down comforter........then to be covered by my new bed 'coverlet'..............however, this is so nice, you could easily use it alone for your bed cover. The color was almost exactly as shown online. It has a bit of a sheen, which is very nice without being glitzy. It isn't wrinkle-free, but almost! It has a nice, comfortable look. I'm very happy. AND YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE........I looked everywhere.