Well, both pictures are inaccurate as far as the color goes, but it's probably more like the brighter blue picture. Hmm. I wish it looked more like the darker. Anyway, I saw the color on the Parade of Homes last year and the decorator was kind enough to share the paint colors she used. It's a great color, but now it's time to find new bedding that goes. The owl is embroidered on duck canvas and sooner or later it should turn into a pillow cover.