We have a small bathroom without a window and the previous owner had a dark color curtain in there. We put this curtain up and it instantly brightened the room and made it look larger. The blue in the picture is true to the product, although the background is more off-white than stark white. It seems durable, although we don't have young children around so I don't know if it would withstand that torture. Overstock's service was, as usual, terrific and prompt.