I had a jacket that wasn't blue, wasn't purple, but more a periwinkle color. I decided if I had a scarf that had many colors, I would wear the jacket more often. I believe this scarf fits the bill. However, the photo is not what I received, and to be honest, I was a little disappointed. The colors are not nice and bright like the photo, they are dull-looking, and more muted. It works okay with my jacket, so I kept it, but I would have preferred the scarf I saw in the photo.