The boy wanted the Union Jack for his bedroom rug, "It has my name in it, mom!" How could I say no to my quarter British boy? Anyways, this rug is so soft and luxurious that I am glad it is now an addition to our home. The white of the rug is actually antiqued, a blessing since the rug is in an active boy's room! The red is a deep brick and the blue matches the bedroom walls to perfection! This is a must have rug for anyone looking for that unique piece.