The color was a bit more muted than I expected, and at first I wasn't crazy about it until I actually put it on the bed. I would have preferred a zipper closure, but even with the buttons, this went on much easier than the last two duvets I had. On the bed it looks really nice and neat. Previous duvets got wrinkled very easily and looked messy. This keeps its form very nicely. If you don't already have a bedskirt, buy one. I was so used to having one on the bed that once it was off, I realized I could see my mattress and it doesn't really match the new duvet. Overall a nice choice for the price.