I received a set of these towfels as a gift from my mother. I am redoing my bathroom and wanted all matching towels. Graphite color was true to its picture! I washed them first and found that they didn't fade, didn't fray, they didn't hold any lint and are very sturdy. I have yet to use them, I am waiting for a couple more sets to complete the look however, these are awesome towels. Can't wait to buy more.