First off, let me say that this is a very nice quality rug. Tight, low pile and pattern. That said, it is more muted beige/dusty blue than it appeared online, otherwise we would have kept it. We were hoping for more gold and just a warmer all-round tone to the rug. Admittedly, it does state that it is beige, not gold, but we were relying on the picture, in which the colors appeared much brighter and warmer to us(as a side note, we viewed the rug on 4 different computers, so I think it is problem with the way the rug appears online vs. in person as opposed to individual monitor color variation). Regardless, it is still a beautiful, quality rug and the price can't be beat! I gave it 4 stars because we were hoping for a slightly different color, but if you are looking for a rug with the colors as noted in the description, this is a five star choice.