These are quality looking shades---switching out your shades is a subtle but wonderful thing. In New York City, where I live, it's one of the best ways to 'upgrade' even the oldest apartments. I chose this color because it's warm and it echoes my (previously ugly) kitchen cabinets. Since my large studio apartment is now tied together with these shades, a sisal rug, and bedding that is white with touches of yellow and warm brown, everything goes together perfectly. One thing--the shades are perfectly opaque. I like that because they let a little light through during the day--but sometimes I do wonder if people outside can see more of my apartment than I'd like. I would recommend these for living room windows, or windows where you have drapes you can pull closed at the end of the night.