Towels have a modern geometric sculpture. They are soft to begin with but more absorbent after washing. I wouldn't have ordered the banana if I hadn't read in someone else's review that the color isn't yellow but more golden. The color worked so well in my bathroom I ordered another "banana" set but the color was a little different. Still not what I think of as banana and it works for me; it just isn't the exact same color as the first banana set. I ordered, the blue, stone, and banana and all colors are soft hues though not quite pastel.