I can't think of a circumstance where someone would want pillowcases that don't match the (otherwise advertised as corresponding) sheet set. They are not quite the same color and they don't have the stitching. Overstock was not willing to take the return and weren't willing to verify for themselves within their warehouse that these are not the same item. They said they could not guarantee that they would match. I washed them . . . and even with fabric softener these cases and sheets were stiff. I guess I should have read reviews more carefully before purchase!!