These are Mahogany shades, with light filtering liner on back. They come with a valance already attached and very simple, easy to install hardware. Color is deep reddish tones mixed with deeper browns. These are the "flat sticks" and they are irregular in color and texture which blended well with all our dark furniture. Depending on your light, ours is lower, they appear like a cherry meets espresso. They pull easy, retract nicely, and filter light very well. Ours are up high so no one can walk up to look directly in so I'm unsure if anyone can see right through but for our home, it filters enough so no one can see from down below or across the yard. My only complaint is that once hung, if outside mount, the ends are unfinished exposing a small blonde piece of wood. Nothing I couldn't fix with a touch a paint in a matter of seconds. I have pictures and am so bummed I can not post them to show you how they look. I love these, they match very closely to the slider panel track shade for the sliding door as well that can be purchased on Overstock. Unbelievable quality for a small price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fantastic
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very much
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes