The color is exactly as it appears online, very rich and textured. Although it wasn't an 8 x 10, it works okay in my living room and looks great. There a few areas where the threading was thin but nothing really ovbious considering the textured deep red\burgandy flowers on the dark brown w/slight dark orange background. Don't let the "orange" scare it you, it's very subtle and lends to the overall beauty. I love the look.