I got the burgundy, but they are more of a deep red which I really like. The definitely block 99% of the light and were wonderful to have while I lay in bed sleeping for 4 days with the flu!! They are very well made, nice and thick, heavy but not to heavy. I have them on a regular curtain rod.....They ARE longer than my window, but I am not hemming them, they just make the window appear larger and give great color to the room. And I tend to sleep with my window open, and they block that cool air very well, almost to well;-) I had a heck of a time picking curtains for my bedroom, and decided on these and I am very glad I did! Our bedroom faces the full afternoon sun and gets VERY hot, These are going to be great come summer.