I could not be more pleased with this low-cost option. The blind is well-made and attractive. The color is a dark brown, not reddish at all. The lighter reeds provide a nice contrast. The one thing this blind is missing is a liner, but I will add one later. I agree with some of the other reviewers--these blinds are a great for the money! I have priced custom blinds, and a single custom blind would have cost me over $100. If you're looking for a quick, inexpensive window covering, I highly recommend.