The color and feel was what I expected -very nice, but the sheets are not a good fit for my deep pocket queen-size mattress. They are actually too big, which is very unusual in my experience. But the strangest thing is that the pillows have been bleached of their color by contact with my face. I am a male who wears no makeup so I cannot explain why this occurred. I have other color sheets and pillow cases but have never in my life had that happen!