This rug is TEAL - not blue. At least Overstock agreed to pay for the return shipping. It it also very, very thin.....which may or may not be what people are looking for. I would have been fine with that since it's a kitchen area rug but sadly, I wanted a blue rug, not teal.
This area rug is pretty cute. It is difficult to tell online, but there is a bit of sculpted sections scattered throughout. This definetly requires a pad. It doesn't look thin, but when you walk on it, there isn't any "spring" to it. The color is very true to my monitor. It is colorful without being too bright. Would recommend.