I received this color as a gift, and I was initially unsure of it. It looked more glittery online, perhaps garish. This is a surprisingly refined color Think the hints of tarnished gold in baroque ceilings in old hotels, and palaces. This is a dilapidated Grand Dame of a color, old money meets new. I wouldn't feel uncomfortable wearing it to tea. It's a color that makes a statement, without overshadowing the person wearing it. Love it!