I took a chance on this sheet set because it was so affordable (thanks Overstock!). I was pleasantly surprised! I ordered the light blue and the color is very similar to the picture, plus a hint of sheen which makes them look more expensive. The embroidery on the top of the sheet and pillowcases does the same thing, they look like they cost WAY more than they actually did. I also washed them right away and the color stayed the same. Now for the best part- they are so SOFT!! I got them to use as sheets for guests but at this price I'm planning to buy some for MY bed also. I highly recommend them and can't wait to buy more.