I didn't know how soft these would be and it was my biggest contributing factor in purchasing new sheets. The grey is a lot darker than depicted which is fine by me. They must have used a flash or certain lighting that made the colors lighter... so I would keep that in mind when purchasing other colors. To me it was a rich dark grey and it still went great with my bedding. Washed it once before using it and it went through just fine with no threads coming loose or anything. Hoping that continues as it is cleaned in the future.