Just like previous reviewers, the color is darker. I actually found this set with better pictures on other websites, but none with a better price than Overstock. The ruffled edging is for a "throw" I found on another website which is NOT part of this set. The actual comforter has a piped edging. Very beautiful and I was able to match paint perfectly based on pictures on other websites. I wish I could post a picture but the red is a deep red and the gold colors are more in the shades of olive green. My adult daughter absolutely loves it! It is exactly what I was looking for.