We were originally hesitant to purchase this rug, not because the color might be too bright but because it might be washed out. Happily for us, the color is just as it appears on our screen, beautiful and vibrant! The rug is almost exactly the same shade as O's faux silk taffeta in Mediteranean, a lovely color. The rug is also thick and luxurious. It does shed slightly, but vacuums up nicely, and does not seem to show dirt. Of course, we are always pleased with O's efficiency and fast delivery!