Very soft colors, pattern is so bright and colorful. The back side, you can bring the colors from the front to the back. When I buy a double sided paper, I buy 2 sheets. When I do my project it can continue on the next page. So, when I put them in my album, you will have the pattern on the left side of the page and the plain side of the would be on the right. I like thimgs to match as much as possible.