I ordered the eggplant towels. The color was perfect and true to the picture, just what I was looking for. I have washed the towels twice but when I dry my face on them I have purple pills all over my face. I hope by continued washings, the towels will quit shedding. They are not as absorbent as I'd like them to be, I have found this to be true with other 800 gr. towels but they are very soft on the skin. I'll wash them a few more times and enter an update.