I gave this to my son for his 22nd birthday. He called me from college to say "it was the best present ever". He loves its softness. He also appreciates the fact the button closure only takes up about a 1/3 of the bottom so that the duvet has less chance of slipping out. I bought the green one and it is pretty much the same as the picture - very muted and soft. I think this duvet cover is good value for the money.