There are several patterned sections of this duvet which appeared to me to be solid color blocks online. However, when I got it, there were a couple of additional patterns which made it a little overwhelming for my taste. The pattern that I like the most at the bottom and on the shams gets a little lost as the color contrast isn't as it appears online either. However, that's not to say it is completely without merit. For this price, it wasn't bad as all of the decent duvets I had seen in stores were going for $100 plus.