While I admit I'm not the biggest expert on sheet quality, I have found that the really high thread count sheets offten get really wrinkly after washing. I got these sheets specifically because of the teal (true teal!!) color which is very hard to find and I did not want to settle for light blue or the common sagey green. The color is beautiful, which matches my color scheme including my new duvet cover, shams and pillows and they feel very silky and soft. The real test will be once I wash them, which I have yet to do.