I usually shy away from patterns, but these curtains are very cool. I ordered the black and white - it is a very true, bright, crisp white. Since they aren't lined, the light does shine through, but not a big deal with the white ones. I also ordered the copper/black for another room... I was a little surprised at the color - it is really more of a medium brown with a gold sheen than the goldish-copper I was expecting. They look great, too, just changed my plan a bit to adjust for the brownish color.