Haven't "used" or washed them yet, but they look great. The texture is just what I expected and the color matches the quilt perfectly.(which I'd previously purchased elsewhere) The color is what I would call a "warm gray". I had a "gray" quilt previously and the color of these shams are not hugely different in color, but that little bit of warmth (toward beige but not too far) makes a huge difference to me. The only reason I reserved one star is because there was no mention that the fill fiber was polyester. Not a huge deal, but when a description says only "cotton" you assume it's 100%. I just wish they would add "polyester fill" to give the complete picture. Otherwise...I'm lovin' em!
Shams are well made and the green color matched my heirloom quilt perfectly. I had been looking for a while and am glad I found these.