The picture is misleading, the set of shams shown int he third row from the front, are actually not a part of the set. Wish they were, with their dotted pattern. The color is not true but quite close to the picture in reality, at least to give a good enough idea of what you are buying. Its what i would called light lilac with some parts a very light tawny brown. My Pyrenese down comforter does not fit well, either the cover is too big or my duvet too small, so it shifts around. I wished it had some corner restraints for holding the comforter in place.