I just received this set. I ordered it for the master bedroom. The color is very true to the photo in my opinion. My room is painted SW6108 Latte, which is a neutral brownish tan, and it looks really nice and classy with this set. The exact color match for the comforter blue would be SW 6220 Interesting Aqua. Not a sea foam, but blue with just a pinch of green/grey in it, The value for the price is really good as you get 3 pillows and a bed skirt! It is ultra soft on both sides. The outside of it is kind of like the back side of satin..not shiny, but matte. I hope my dog's claws don't ruin this pretty thing. There is a ton of pretty stitching all over it. The backside feels like microfiber, and seems durable. The comforter has more loft than a quilt, but much less than a comforter, so it's a great weight for any season and should easily fit in the washer, even a king if you have a large front load washer. I'm very happy with the quality, but am a bit nervous about the dog thing being my dog is 55 lbs, and there is a lot of decorative stitching. I am keeping it and am very satisfied.