I just needed some gold towels for my powder room. I don't plan on using these. They are just for "display" purposes and I don't think they can be washed without being ruined. I am not willing to take that chance. They bottom portion of the towel is lighter than pictured; more of true gold color than a brownish gold. I liked the color so it worked out for me. These towels are nice to look at but they are not functional if that is what you are looking for. They are also made of a thin material.
I only gave it a good instead of excellent because the towels are thin as other posts have stated, but they are still lovely. Being thin they hand nicely. The colors are beautiful and they great in my master bath. I ordered 4 sets and I'm going to order two more because I want the exta hand towels for the sink area. They look expensive in the bath and give it a nice rich look.