We wanted to do all white bedding so that we could bleach if needed for cleaning and trim it out with some flexiblity. We looked at this a very long time along with the others before ordering. The white is not a bright white, but softer in actual appearance. There is no sheen to the material. The pattern once it's on the bed is not as distinct as the stock photo. For us, it was the right quilt. It's not too heavy, so it's perfect for this room, which can be a bit warm in Houston in the summer, and perfect in the winter for a comforter to be pulled over it as a substitute for a blanket. The quality is not as good as I had anticipated, and this is the second bed covering I have ordered from Overstock where this has been the case, which is the reason for rating it as "Good" and not "Excellent". If the quality of the materials was better, then it would be a 5 star. Love Overstock, like this quilt. It was the right one for us.