I have now owned these sheets for 3-1/2 years and I am as pleased today as I was when I bought them. They have held up well through weekly washings with no pilling and minimal shrinkage. I stand by my original assessment: nicest sheets I've ever owned! These are the nicest sheets I have ever purchased. I am always a little uncertain about buying sheets online as sometimes even the high thread count ones are scratchy, but not these! They are very soft and they are a perfect weight. There were limited colors available in the king and the one I ordered - Ivory - was not my first choice, but I actually am very pleased with it; it's a very rich ivory color. I have washed them a couple of times and there has been minimal shrinkage. I would absolutely buy these sheets again if/when they need to be replaced. Very pleased!