I was thrilled how lovely this rug is. It is thick, luxurious, and the blue has a teal cast to it. The colors look much more muted than on my monitor, particularly the outer border, which is predominantly cool beiges, rather than the golden colors on my computer and phone screens. The rusty red tones will look brown or maroon, depending what in your room you are pairing with it. Buying online is a crap shoot, colorwise. This time my gamble paid off.
Nice thick carpet arrived as promised. Colors are much more muted than shown. Not an issue for me, but could be for some. Gold is actually tan. Blue is soft turquoise. Shedding is a major problem even after lots of vacuum cleanings. I have a very powerful vacuum, but everything is still covered in tiny, stiff, needle-like shreds of fiber -not necessarily wool. Since I have a shedding dog, all I needed was a shedding rug. I can't imagine packing it up and shipping it back. I might try selling it on craigslist.
this rug is exactly whet I needed for my dining room. there was an older review that said it would look great with mustard walls and they were right. the blue is a little lighter than i expected - more like cornflower but still very lovely