I was hesitant about purchasing this bedding set after reading other reviews, but have been pleasantly surprised by how much I love it! The color is just as it appears on my computer screen- slight purple hue and grayish tones, rather than true brown. I am impressed with the value for the money. The curtains add a cozy feelling to the room, and for being fairly sheer, they block out the light on my south facing room just perfectly. I would definitly buy this set all over again, if given the chance.