The color is very much like the photo. The blanket is nice and long. The pillows are VERY contrasting, almost too much, but I put them on a different piece of furniture. The blanket is not very soft, so if you plan to use it for winter snuggling...get a cheap velour one from Wally world. I would have never purchased it if I had felt it beforehand. I kept it because the color went so well with my other stuff. However I will not using be keeping warm with it this winter while watching TV.