I got the beige and it is fine for me, then again, I'm not too fussy about particular shades as long as its earthy colours -beige all the way to chocolate brown!!-
THe little bow is cute and the pockets are good size, I like the length too and the slight poof in the legs (they aren't like hot pants, they are fun modest shorts).
I don't usually wear shorts, but I wear these all the time (with leggings or tights underneath since its cold). I like them as my "winter" shorts because they are quite thick and heavy, whereas short shorts are probably better for summer.
These are a great "winter shorts" if you like to wear shorts and leggings during the cold seasons.