Love the throw! Something to be aware of is that it is heavier than the two other throws I purchased in the past. Not a problem for me I will use it in colder months. The smoke is a dark charcoal and is dead on to the upholstered fabric of my king size bed. I am displaying the throw on the back of a white slipcovered wingback chair I have in my master bedroom and it looks gorgeous. I have a beach decor in my home and I think the swiss cross is a great way to compliment that look. Love your products and will be purchasing a baby throw for my new granddaughter soon.