These drapes are beautiful. The color is rich and the fabric has a luxurious sheen. I bought the espresso color and they are a bit lighter than expected, almost coppery but they actually worked perfectly. My sitting room is painted with light blue and dark chocolate brown walls. I put these curtains on both the window sets and in the middle of each, I used a sheer, cream panel. The contrast is beautiful, really giving a striking look to the room. Many compliments have been given! These drapes are well worth the money. I just wish they came with tie backs (like the photo shows). I had to choose something at a local store but it all worked out.