I hung these panels in my bedroom about 2 weeks ago and have been quite happy with them. They are exactly as pictured and quite weighty. The stripes are a dark charcoal gray and slightly off white color. As the description notes, they are three layers, but they are not blackout. My only complaint is that when sunlight shines through the off white stripes they appear yellow-ish. I think this may be caused by the tan color of the second layer of fabric. Nonetheless, the panels are much heftier and appear to be much higher quality than panels I have purchased for more at large chain furniture/decor stores. I am having grommets added as that better suits my personal style, but I currently have them on drapery clips and have had NO problems. I should note that one of my panels came with drapery pins one did not. I did not call customer service since I want grommets anyway, but they have special backing to make adding drapery pins quite easy. These are really a great value, though I did expect more than a $10 price difference between overstock and the source site, but $10 and $2.95 (compared to $9.95) shipping is still a worthwhile savings. Add a discount code and it's even better!