Great rug for price. Colors are a little brighter than the monitor shows in my opinion. Outer edge is navy blue, then royal blue, then center stripes are a bit of a grey-blue. Shed a bit at first especially where a door rubbed over the surface of the rug. The bottom is cotton. I did not use a pad underneath the rug on a wood floor. Would probably slip if it did not have furniture on top, though it is so large it is rather heavy. Did have a bit of a smell initially - similar to "new car smell" - when it came out of the package. Was shipped rolled up in a very sturdy black plastic bag. Smell dissipated after a few days of being aired out.