I ordered the java linen and hung it in a bedroom it lets just a little light in. You can not see through it when the curtain is closed... they really darkened up the room. Love the look hang very nicely however I did iron them before hanging.
These are lovely. I don't like grommets, however. Wish they had them in 108" without grommets. So, I flipped them upside down and hung them by ring clips. The color is pretty close to the online picture. Not chocolate, not a warm brown, but almost weathered looking.