Color is as pictured. This is a good knock off of some more of the more expensive looking sets. There was a stale smell to the fabric, so I washed the cover in cold as directed and dried on low heat. The fabric held together very well and looked very nice. The only negative thus far is that one of the threads that hold the pin-tucked shapes together on the sham came undone after laying against it just a few times. But considering the price, the quality is good and I am happy with it.