I really don't know what curtains you guys have because I ordered do NOT block out the light. I even had my blinds closed all the way under the curtains. I still could see perfectly. I wanted the light blocking so the kids would be able to sleep better during nap time, but these curtains certainly won't do the trick.The only reason I gave it two stars is because it came with pullbacks and the material was nice.I ordered "sky blue", but it's more of a slate blue. I wouldn't call it it "sky blue" at all. It's very gray.