I was worried about buying this when I saw reviewers describing it as "sweet." I wanted a quilt for our guestroom that included light blue but that wasn't overly pastel or all floral. I was pleased to see that I got exactly what the picture represented--a good mix of colors, with the light blue patches being the only overtly pastel ones in the bunch. The backgrounds of the other patches are dark red, navy, cream, and brown. The extra pillows on the bed are a nice addition.