I ordered an ivory set for a guest bed. Either this is the darkest ivory ever or Overstock sent me the taupe (I'm guessing it's the latter). The color is not labeled anywhere on the packaging so your color choice may be at the mercy of a warehouse employee. They are generous in size and fit my queen bed with room to spare. They are thick but felt a bit sand papery when compared with 600 TC sheets on my master bed (I guess that's to be expected). They will likely soften nicely with additional washings. I did have to iron the pillow cases upon removing from the dryer. Although I am disappointed in the color, I would be lying if I said I did not have a comfortable night’s sleep in these sheets.