I ordered this for my beach vacation house master bedroom. The design is a stylized sea urchin -perfect for a beach/shore theme. The color as shown on the internet photo is true to the actual color - very soft and dreamy. The description of the color is "purple" but I would describe it more as a light blue/purple background with taupey-purple accents. My walls are painted a light blue (with purple understones) and this matches perfectly. The sheeting fabric has a lovely sheen and is very soft. The pillows and eruo shams are a heavier fabric - a cotton duck that has good weight and body for a crisp look. Once again, Overstock.com has delivered!