This rug is well made and worth the price. Based on the previous reviews I was pretty confident I would get a very muted rug. The one I got was not at all like the picture, and not at all muted. The colors are WAY more saturated and vibrant on a beige background (not gold or green) so they stand out even more, are not muted and blended at all. I WISH I had the rug that was pictured at least or the one that many of the others said they got - more muted than the picture. There is a runner rug titled " Hand-tufted Transitional Gold Wool Runner Rug (2'5 x 8') Catalog # 10134442" Which is CLOSER to what I got, but the one I had even has a lighter background. So if you want a really vibrant high contrast rug, you MAY get that, or you may get a muted one it appears from previous reviews. I just wish it was more evident which you would ACTUALLY get. That said, It is a good quality rug for the price, but it seems to me that the background color varies a LOT on these. Not sure if I will keep it yet. It overpowers my room but maybe it will grow on me.