These were ordered and received in just a couple of days. They were a dark brown ( not bark brown but a golden hue) but never the less a dark brown. No light comes through them My house has 94 inch ceilings so I mounted them at the top of the wall and they pooled a couple of inches at the floor. Keep in mind they are the same color on both sides so the brown will show to the outside of your home. Didn't matter to me because I have shutters for the looks inside window casings. These blackout curtains were for keeping my grandchildren sleeping after late night sleep overs. Now my childre want to sleep over and leave grandchildren at other in-laws. tHE ROOM IS COMPLETLY BLACK.