The fabric is the color as pictured but very shiny and wrinkly. I was hoping the wrinkles would come out but so far they have not (I've had it for a couple weeks).The fabric snags easily with my non-declawed cats. Overall it is pretty, though. The bedskirt is a cheap thin material but does the job. The blanket and euroshams that come with the set are a very thin and cheap looking material too. I immediately put those in the closet. I have a pillow top mattress so the comforter doesn't reach all the way down to the tops of the bedskirt on both sides, but it is fluffy and warm. I like all the throw pillows. It looks really nice in my green-and brown bedroom and overall I am happy with it. Caveat is that I don't expect a 12-piece set for $$$ to be outstanding quality.