I bought this set mainly for the colors (olive and aqua) and it's washability. Since I just got it, I haven't had a reason to wash it so I can't attest to how it holds up. I detest having to dry clean covers due to associated costs. It is lovely....comtemporary, soft and neither real feminine or masculine. I also received a matching pillow. It brings a smile to me when I walk in the bedroom. It will go well with ivory or green sheets. I'd like to find some aqua sheets.