Please be aware that tie dye is much like snow flakes, no two items will ever be exactly the same. There are all kinds of variables that make each item color differently. material, dampness of the cloth, How much coffee I have had, what music is playing, all manner of factors come into play. So when you order a product we will make it as close to the example as possible but not exact. the pictures you see are basic guidelines and we try to stay inside the lines, most of the time.