These are thick, luxurious pillow cases. I purchased the light blue, and the color is exactly what I was expecting. I haven't washed them yet, but they do seem to be sturdily constructed. These are some of the nicest, heaviest pillow cases I have ever seen. They have a bit of a sheen to them. I am very pleased.
These sheets are awesome. My wife and I prefer high thread count sheets because they're extremely comfortable, as well as durable due to the high thread count. All of the sheet sets we had were 800 or 1000 thread count, until this set. The 1500 tc sheets are surprisingly heavy and extremely thick - so much so that they start out a bit stiff; however, they still feel great. I'm confident we'll get years (if not decades) of use out of them and the sheets will only get better and softer with time. And, because the sheets are so heavy - they're great for winter time. We highly recommend the 100% cotton 1500 tc sheets.