This is a beautiful set. Really looks rich and elegant. Not too 'girly' just elegant. The color is actually darker than the photo, more towards the olive-kakki toned brown. The paisley design is deep and predominant. Be careful if you iron the bed skirt before putting it on as it doesn't like a hot iron. A slight edge of mine melted when I touched it with the iron, so be careful. This is the second comforter set I ordered and Overstock is great with returns.