I needed something with blue to keep my husband happy. He loves the way it makes the bedroom look which is saying a lot for someone who really doesn't care about these things. The quality is very good and we have not had any issues with the pulled threads from our cat or use. (I purchased this 5 months ago.) Bed sheets are very smooth and so far no signs of pilling. This is just a really beautiful, serviceable set. Colors are true to the photo. Sheen mentioned by others is not distracting.