The true black paisley is a find for decorating. I have a white quilt and shams and the contrast is awesome. These sheets launder well and are incredibly soft and light weight. They do not wrinkle and have not pilled after three washings.The only fault is that the sides of the fitted sheet do not stay put well, but I am using it in a guest room and they serve well for a few days. I may well run a seam to tighten the length or add some gathers or such.