Overall, I love the pillowcases. I had the chocolate sheets already and was buying additional pillowcases to go with my standard pillows. However, these pillowcases were darker than the sheets. Not a huge deal since they are behind all of the shams, but even washing did not lighten them at all. May be I will try to wash them in hot to fade them. Either way, the pillowcases are very soft.
I love these pillowcases. I bought a California King sheet set also and my husband and I are very happy with our purchase. The quality is excellent and the price is even better. I am very happy with the color, it is true to the picture.
I ordered the additional pillowcases to the "Sateen" king set. The fabric is rough; everything came out of the dryer terribly wrinkled (2 additional washes did not correct the problem); the appearance was appaling; sheets this uncomfortable have no value.