Nope, it was not a mistake on the computer monitor; the "ivory" sheets I ordered were clearly a TAUPE color when I received them. Unfortunately, I waited until the last minute, until our only set of king size sheets was ripped in the washer, before I ordered these, and returning them would have meant more hassle than living with the wrong sheet color. I'm not a fan of these, to be clear. They're not heavy like I would expect higher TC sheets to be (I'm convinced that the quality of the thread is as important as the count of the thread, and I'm afraid these sheets were made with lower quality thread.). And while the pockets are indeed deep enough for our Euro-pillow mattress, the flat sheet barely hangs over on either side of the mattress. I'll keep these sheets, because I've already washed them and slept on them, but I'll likely replace them fairly soon and use them for backup.
These are high-quality, well-fitting sheets (18" deep king mattress) and have endured five tours through the washer/dryer with no pilling, shrinking, fading, or seam disintegration so far. The only slight disappointment I have is with the description of the color. I purchased a set in "Ruby" which in my opinion describes a true deep red, and the actual color of the sheets is more what I would describe as "Crimson," meaning that it has slight, orangey-brownish cast to the red, but not enough to call it "Rust." Still a nice color, just not what I needed to match the room. Otherwise, they are pleasantly smooth without being too slippery, the thickness is comfortable in a warm, humid climate, and for the price, these sheets are an awesome find.
I bought these sheets because of the thread count, relatively good reviews and the sheets being deep pocketed. However, after washing and drying the sheets once, the fitted sheet does not fully accomodate the 18 inch mattress depth, which means that they shrunk. We are having to pull and tug at the fitted sheet to keep it on the bed, and are fighting to be fully covered at night by the flat sheet. I am further disappointed by how hot they get in the night, it's as if they retain all of your core heat. It is late fall now and although it is cold in our house, both of us are throwing off the sheets at night. I wish I could return these to be honest, but they are used and I no longer have the packaging.