Received this after some difficulties with shipping, but it was worth the wait. It is exactly what I was hoping for - the background colour is a true 'off white' which is what I was hoping for (to match a wall of drapes). I was also really happy to discover that the size of the comforter is generous - normally king sized comforters hardly cover the mattress top, but this one actually falls right to the bedskirt on all sides!! After washing the linens and drying them in the dryer, they were perfectly fine to use - although I did take them out of the dryer right away. All in all, a great purchase, and I'm happy with the customer service that I received.