First, the color was absolutely just as pictured online and is beautiful. Second, I love the waffle look. There were some initial problems with one hand towel arriving with a snag, having caught on the price tag, and Overstock was slow to do anything about, but when I went directly to the manufacturer, they quickly replaced the towel for me and Overstock then removed the shipping charges.
I bought these for a gift for my daughter, who wanted to change her hall bath to kind of an aqua based color theme. I wasn't sure whether the color of these would work, but brighter aqua can look kind of "cheap" and this color looked richer. She hasn't started using them yet, but we both liked the way they look a lot and the color seems perfect.