I was nothing but pleased with this bedding set! I had no trouble with the colors running when I washed it, as other reviews had said....maybe they don't know how to do laundry (lol)? You will want to wash everything in COLD water to ensure that the red does not run. In person the colors are pretty accurate, I thought. The red and eggplant purple are very vibrant against the cream-colored background and it's very striking. Worth the money. A great value. My cats also approve!