Which is true.
While I liked the one he chose, it was not quite what I'd been wanting, and it was polyester, which upon realizing he didn't prefer anyway.
So I started hunting.
After looking at set, after set, after set, online and in store, I found that I definitely prefer a neutral color, usually solid, that I can accessorize with different colored pillows, etc. to change it up on occasion. I really like the textured look (like this, this, or this) but Tom was not sold on the idea. I really love this one, except the bit where it's 100% polyester as well.
So I'm down to two options, and I'm torn.
Option one is a print, which I don't normally go for, but it's a neutral paisley that doesn't feel too busy. It comes with some blue pillows and shams, but those could easily be swapped for another color when I feel like it. Plus, I've been loving that blue lately. The comforter is slightly smaller than option 2, and it costs twice as much (with free shipping).
Option two is a solid color, but while it looks gray in the picture, it is described as "mink." I'm not sure that color that is, exactly. It's a couple inches larger each direction, which I love, and very mono-chromatic. Again, the pillows could be swapped out/recovered to change up the look when the mood strikes. It doesn't come with euro shams, but I've made it almost 9 years without euro pillows, and I'm sure I'd continue on just fine. (Or I could always find some shams that added some contrast.) However, it is listed as "used-like new," as it was a floor model, which means that something could potentially be wrong with it. But hence, it's half the price of option one (and I do have to pay for shipping). Also, this is the only picture, and you can't see the whole bed.
So, what do you think? Paisley, or mink?