Beautiful vibrant colors in the quilt and pillows. Because of the strong smell of the dies I washed the quilt before placing it on my daughters bed. Once I washed it in cold water with delicate detergent it was no longer beautiful colors. It went from bright to pale and dull colors. I was very disappointed that the color faded so bad after one wash. The quilt now looks like it has been washed a hundred times. The original bright colors matched perfect to my daughters newly painted room. But now it looks as if I bought it from a thrift store!!!