Taupe color is accurate -great quality
High quality and the color is pretty close to what I could see online. They have a hidden zipper, or at least mine do. They match the 3 Pc Carmen Comforter Set, Super King from the same manufacturer and are pictured on the comforter's photos, so that could give you another idea of how the color compares. They are definitely more taupe than they are grey. I added a photo of how I am using them - they sit behind the shams provided with my comforter and are a perfect match. Please don't mind the photos above the bed, they matched the previous duvet I was using.