Some of the reviews comment that these are not "luxury" quality: if you're looking for thick/dense towels, then you may be disappointed. They are, however, very soft, attractive and well in the range of what I was looking for. I am picky about colors to in my Edwardian home. The bathroom walls are sage and buttery cream with warm oak-colored floors. I wanted a muted shade that would not be overbearing. The sage is pretty close to being grey, with just a bit of sage tone. I did not want towels that were so dense/thick that they would take 3 hours to dry either hanging in the bathroom or in the clothes dryer. These are not very thick but are very soft, which is what I was looking for. I washed and dried them. There were a couple of loose threads around the edges, but no fraying or funky shrinkage. I have enough confidenct in them to order another set today.