Laura Ashley "Carlie" blue quilt is softly colorful on both sides. It isn't bulky and is fairly warm. My room is light blue, so I can use both sides of the quilt. I am partial to the yellow and blue side, because it adds just the right kind of color, without being to harsh. Another reviewer could not find the pillow shams that go with this quilt. I found them on bedbathandbeyond.com in the clearance section. Hope this helps.