I ordered the beige hotel striped black out curtains and am very happy with the product. The beige is actually more of a light camel color, however it matches my bedroom very well. If it was any lighter, I don't believe it would be very effective in blocking out light. With the curtains drawn, it is very dark in the room, but not completely black. I think the level of light-blockage is perfect. My husband, who works mainly nights, wished that I had gotten it years ago for our bedroom as he is sleeping longer and better during the day.