[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Out of the package these towels looked very nice and high quality. I have to say that after washing them, they don’t look as nice anymore. However, I do not purchase dish towels for their looks and these work just fine for their intended purpose. Since they’re a bar mop type towel, they are much more absorbent than a regular dish towel so they are quite handy to have around, especially since I have 3 young children. The color is a very nice gray, not too dark but dark enough that you don’t notice any stains.