In this research, cotton fabrics scoured with nonionic detergent were dyed with four different direct dyes (Thiazole, Disazo, Trisazo and Polyazo). The dyed fabrics were then treated with anionic, cationic, nonionic, micro and macro emulsion silicone softeners. CIELAB color coordinates (L ∗ , a ∗ , b ∗ , C ∗ and h) were measured with reflectance spectrophotometer. The lightness (L ∗ value) for samples dyed with disazo and polyazo direct dyes (orange and red dyes) showed an increase after treatment with all the mentioned softeners, while it was decreased for thiazole and trisazo dyed fabrics treated with anionic, cationic, micro and macro emulsion silicone softeners. The wash and light fastness properties of samples were measured according to ISO 105-CO5 and Daylight ISO 105-BO1. The washing fastness properties of some direct dyed samples were decreased after treatment with softeners. In the case of light fastness properties, it was decreased for most of the samples.