You might think, as I did, that you would be receiving a white fabric interwoven with threads of blue-green. You actually get an ivory-colored cotton that is painted with pinstripes. Each pinstripe is a metallic paint shifting over the spectrum of the rainbow – so each stripe has multiple colors within the stripe. The spectrum has different offsets between stripes so it is variegated. The fabric itself appears to be of decent quality but the painted on pinstripes do appear to be flecking off already in the bag, I wouldn’t expect this to last through more than a couple of washings. I can’t comment on the fit, ease of use or how well the light fabric covers up a dark futon because upon seeing it, I said “Uh. No. Just… No.” Other members of the household had similar reactions, with varying degrees of theatricality. Thank goodness Amazon is willing to take this back, because I can’t use it.
Since Amazon is being kind enough to accept the return, the least I can do is offer a review which might help future buyers understand a bit better what they are getting.
I deduct one star for inaccurate representation, one for the flecking paint. The fabric quality looks decent and soft. The primary effect is of ivory cotton with thin reflective colorful stripes might appeal to some – and while the colors do gradually shift across a rainbow, it doesn’t scream rainbow nearly as much as shiny metallic.
This Full Size Futon Cover by Lifestyle Covers Features a Beautiful Pattern of Colorful Stripes on a White Background. Crafted to Stand the Test of Time. Machine Washable. Made in USA. Fits Futon Mattress from 6" to 8" thick.