These shades look exactly like the photo- they do have a plaid look as another purchaser mentioned, but its very subtle and overall brown appearance. They are semi- translucent and if you are looking for total privacy at night, these might not be what you are looking for. One shade I received has a few minor cosmetic flaws with the stitching but nothing that will affect the wear of the shade, I will just live with it. They were very easy to install. I am very happy with this purchase so far.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes