We had dye each and every tie dyed swaddle! Each one is different, but will have the same colors and designs as each purchased. All the colors are bright and vibrant, and here's the best part, they wont fade! We have taken the time to understand the chemical processes of dyeing and how to make things beautiful and long lasting! This means that the color will not run or fade over time! However, we do recommend washing your tie dye separately just in case there is some free radical dye left over. This dye, however is not indicative of fading... just that there is some extra dye that has decided to hang on for the ride to your home.