Last night I ripped out the GAST Toasted Barley and replaced it with DMC 318. I'm much happier with the contrast now. Based on the comments, I guess I'm not the only one who has experienced the difference between the photo on the chart and the true colors of the actual threads. I'm glad to have found a color that works even if it's not an overdyed. I don't think it will make that much of a difference.