I was nervous about the color, but it is a beautiful pale gold which is exactly what I was hoping for. The pattern is more obvious on the website picture. it is actually more subtle- it is really just a pattern cut into the pile so it is the same color as the rest of the rug. The weight of the rug is perfect. It is a little delicate as far as the pile. It is easily pulled if caught by something. So I would not recommend this if you have children who will be playing on it. I also have a dog who likes to scratch occasionally (which doesn't harm my thick pile rugs at all) so I have to watch to make sure he doesn't do that on this rug. Glad I bought it.