The comforter is very light weight. I would not use it in the winter. I had read the various reviews on color, size etc. I have a king platform bed and it fit the mattress perfectly which means it hangs down about 10" on each side. That probably is too short for a standard box spring but works great for me. I found the colors to be exactly as pictured. The color is various shades of green and muted gold. I really like the various colors and fabrics. Looks good on the bed. Due to the patchwork design, there are some loose threads that had to be snipped off, but nothing is loose or coming apart.