We are big city dwellers and there are always lights from surrounding businesses shining into our large bedroom window. I ordered these in beige after reading the reviews and I'm so glad I did. When I first opened them, I thought they looked a little like the vinyl tablecloths my mom used on the "kid's table" when I was growing up. Not a good look for your master bedroom (or at all, actually). But I decided I would hang them and give them a try before deciding to send them back. I'm not sure about how the darker colors would look but the beige looks nice hanging up, almost like a marbleized fabric and very soft to the touch. They do a terrific job of darkening our room by blocking out the light almost completely! We are very happy with our purchase and the price is very reasonable.