I bought the sheets in green, color was true to picture. Checked pattern makes sheets look like more expensive brands. Fair softness after first wash, better after second. Previous experience with Egyptian cotton/sateen sheets has been that they continue to get softer with each washing so I expect I will be very pleased. Minor wrinkling after wash but flatten out nicely when stretched onto bed. Plenty of depth makes them fit nicely on Cal King pillowtop. King pillowcases are plenty big. Overall, a nice value.