These curtains are beautiful and well made and sturdy! Black Pearl is a taupe color (grey with some brown in it depending on the angle you are looking at but it does lean more on the neutral grey side). We also purchased the neutral shade to compare and it’s a very light pale tan (not as dark as the pic shows). We decided to go with black pearl to add a pop of color in our greige themed living room. They do have some glitter specs throughout but I haven’t noticed much shedding at all. The metallic silver pattern is gorgeous and I highly recommend them. My window top to bottom floor is 96″ so we went with that size so they are just above the ground. You won’t be disappointed in these!