the comforter is beautiful but it didn't go with the color of my room. i love the color too much to repaint. the comforter set is gorgeous and the pillows were so cute! the taupe really is a lot darker than the image. held it up to the wall and it was even darker. also, there is an odd gold metallic glow to the set when you move it back and forth in the light. the lining is super soft but the outside is a little itchy. i WOULD recommend this to a friend. it is a gorgeous set and so many pillows! great for the price. other than the itchy, there is no problem with this set.