I thought the branches were going to be off white, but they were a true white which is what I wanted, I think the lighting makes them appear off white, I am very pleased with the comforter set and price, It arrived on time and with all the pieces!! It was well worth the purchase. I wish I did not have to purchase a bed skirt but for the price and look, I really am not complaing. It makes a Bold Statement, and has a clean line, yet modern feel, it looks great on my black iron bed, and totaly is working with my look and decor that I have going on in that bed room. However I would recommend washing the sheet set first, they are a little stiffer than I would have liked them to be before washing them!!! Over all I am pleased and really like the look of the set.