The colors are exact, so there was no surprise when I opened the box. I love it! This wasn't bought for a little girl, but for me....67 yrs old. I think it makes my bedroom a very happy place. You can't look at this quilt set and not get a happy feeling. I love the size, and it drapes down the sides, like a bedspread. Very happy with this purchase. The reviews were helpful to me, also.....very positive.