(1) The Color--I find it to be a very light dusty teal type of shade, as in the photo; however, under incandescent lighting, it does look somewhat warmer than pictured. (If you are looking for a shade like a light icy blue, this is Not it.) I myself like that it is not "too blue" or "too green", but more like a true aqua sea-glass color. Also, the color is pale enough to allow light to enter my shower from outside of the tub (important to me since I don't have an overhead lamp). (2) The Stripes--the horizontal stripes are woven into the fabric. Each stripe is made of 3 individual horizontal bands; 2 of them are different woven-in reflective ribbon-like bands, and the 3rd is a shadow of the overall curtain weave. Nicely done. There are also very subtle mini vertical stripes throughout the fabric, which are not apparent from a distance. (3) The Fabric--is a nice weight, with a soft sheen. One Complaint: The curtain was deeply creased coming out of the package. The wrinkles and creasing will NOT "steam out" in your bathroom after hanging it (I gave it 2 weeks, even hosing it down with the shower spray to dampen). They did not come out until I laundered it and ran it through the dryer The curtain could have used some smoothing out with an iron after that, which I didn't do because I was happy enough to have the creases gone. I almost deducted a star for the wrinkle factor (obviously I don't like ironing), but the curtain is well made and good for the long haul.
I was excited waiting for this shower curtain because i assumed that it would be top quality. Had to cut button holes(2), because they were sewn but not opened. The curtain I took down had grommets, (much better construction), for the tugging a shower curtain receives on a daily basis. My wedding ring snagged on the fabric the first time I used the shower. Finally, I paid at least 30% more for this than I would normally spend because I felt assured that it would be good quality. I would not buy this if I saw it in a store. It is pretty, but upon examination anyone could see this is a *** retail value at best.