This set is not at all true to the colors in the picture, hence the three stars. I can work with them, but the real colors are much more washed out. It's not bold orange or golden-yellow and green; it's peach and butter and greyish mint. They are unquestionably pastels. Also for reference, since you can't tell from the pic, the larger brads are 5/8" in diameter. Except for the colors, the set is a pretty good deal, and they come on a card, not in a jumbled bag.