These curtains are fantastic at blocking out the light! My husband works shifts so we needed something that would make it dark in our room during the day and these curtains were just the thing. We ordered the brown and the colour is dark brown and the material has a nice cotton feel. Note - the curtains are not lined with a black-out fabric, they ARE the blackout fabric - so they don't feel very heavy, but still do the trick. Another thing to note which was helpful for me, is that the back of the curtain where the curtain rod goes is tabs (vs. a long, solid "pocket"), this made a difference to me because of where our curtain rod brackets were located ... just thought it might be helpful to others.