This comforter set is true to photo. The front is the light tan color with the design and the reverse is the bright blue color. The blue is a cross between a turquoise and a bright sky blue. My bedroom is painted a blue-gray with chocolate curtains and it really sets off the chocolate in the design nicely. The microfiber is super soft and hasn't pilled or unraveled. I must have misread the explanation as to what comes with the set because I was pleasantly surprised to find the blue embroidered pillow (from the picture) in the box! The comforter is lightweight but not thin. If you like the pattern, you should get this. I smile every time I go to bed and see it!