I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a new duvet since our labradoodle sleeps on the bed with us at night and I picked this one because it was reasonably priced but worried that at only 250 Thread Count, it wouldn't be soft. But I was wrong. I washed it before putting it on the bed and it came out really soft. I would say the ivory color looks more like buttercup but that is not a big deal to me. The size of the cover fit our King down comforter perfectly. I am tempted to buy another one in the Full/Queen size for my son's bed. I am very happy with this duvet cover.