I bought these curtains in red and black for 10 and 13 yr old boys rooms. The red is a dark red. Hung on black rods. The first morning, my 13 yr old got up at 8:30 & thought it was still the middle of the night & went back to sleep for another peaceful 2 hours. They are not frilly or fancy, perfect for boys rooms or very contemporary rooms. Wouldn't work in the rest of my house which is more traditional, but I'm pleased at the quality for the purpose intended.