My expectations were high because of other reviews. The set met and exceeded them. The colors perfectly matched the photo so you get what you see. The fabric is soft and comfortable but durable. The pillows are nice too. I bought a full size set for a guest bedroom. Wish I'd gotten a queen instead for the master bedroom. I don't like everything matchy matchy so found teal/aqua semi sheers for the windows. They look great. Now I'm looking for a bedskirt that picks up the taupe color (or maybe the teal/aqua). Highly recommend this set.