I don't see why more companies don't make pretty printed sheets. I was glad to find these at overstock. I put them on the guest bed last week and my guest had no complaints. They survived the first launder quite well. The blue is just as the photo represents them, and it's very pretty. I didn't give them five stars because they aren't luxurious super-quality $400 sheets, but they are certainly fine for the price. Don't be afraid to buy them.