I bought these pillows in red and they coordinate really well with the Safavieh Lyndhurst red/black oriental rug I bought at the same time. The gold thread isn't garish and metallic but a very tasteful golden beige color. They are comfy and the kids love these, but I am downgrading them one star because they don't hold their shape well and I'm concerned that over time they may get lumpy and mis-shapen. The red color really perks up the living room, especially on my brown couch and loveseat. It is not a nasty fire-engine red but a dark red (bit darker than the computer monitor showed).
I ordered the red ones and although the picture showed the red, the description said Beige, I thought the description was referring to the inside embroidery- but I rcvd all beige. Disappointed that I had to pay for return shipping when the ordering is confusing. The pillows were not that great.
These pillows are really nice and you can't beat the price. I purchased the black and it's a very dark black color. The center medallion design is a rich gold color. The pillow's design is the same on both sides so it you decide to use it as a accent on a couch, you will be able to flip it over for a consistent look. The perimeter is corded in matching colors which is a nice added design touch. For two pretty pillows, you really can't go wrong with this choice. I would definitely purchase these again and would love if the company offered the same designs/colors but in multiple sizes.