It took me a month to consider buying these sheet sets and 2 extra pair pillow cases. I open the package and read the washing instructions. Washed the sheets and pillow cases in cold water and delicate cycle and dried in delicate cycle as well. Thank God I have a new washing machine and dryer that has these cycles. while waiting for the sheets to dry I was hoping everything will be nice. And of course everything that I read from the reviews are true. The sheets are so nice ,comfortable and smooth. The pockets are deep and was able to cover the 3 inch memory foam and my mattress. The color looks bright like the picture shown. My recommendation to the manufacturer is to add more inches to the pocket and provide a stronger elastic so the fitted sheets will be stronger and will last longer.