Color is not as shown in the picture (actual rug is not as vibrant a color) and it sheds terribly. While shedding is to be expected, when this rug sheds it actually exposes holes in the rug and bare patches. We have it in our playroom so that's not a big deal but I would not put this in a living room or bedroom as it looks warn way too quickly. That said, it's a thick and soft rug so not bad for the kids. Would not purchase again or recommend to a friend.