I was really having a hard time looking for sheets to go with my lavender/tan bedroom---without breaking my pocketbook. It was a toss up between these and another set---I'm so glad I purchased these. Was pleasantly surprised at the quality, color, softness and as an added bonus, it MATCHED the duvet cover I purchased awhile back on the "O". I did not realize this as the color on my monitor did not show all the details that are great on this set. I put them in the washer--on COLD WATER, DELICATE --NO FABRIC SOFTNER--(was told that is what can make sheets 'pill'--you know, those nasty little pieces of threads that stick up and are very scratchy) and then into the dryer on low heat. Came out Perfect--no Fading, Pilling, Shrinking. They are so soft and elegant looking. The people that leave bad reviews probably don't know about the washing of these kind of sheets---I admit in the past, that I would use fabric softner and they would come out all 'pilled' and scratchey. The fabric softner 'messes' with the threads somehow in the sateen sheets. Anyway--just a little tidbit of info for all you out there that end up with paying alot of $$$$ and your sheets end up 'pilling'. Paid a little more than I wanted too, but so much worth it---and still a lot cheaper than any department store. Get these sheets and watch how you lauder them---you will be very pleased. Love ya, "O".