Very high quality rug with a unique and beautiful design. I like that it has a fresh updated look compared to traditional oriental design. Background color is a very deep cola or coffee brown almost charcoal. The colors that appear orange or rust are actually a terra cotta color and are not as predominant as they appear on the monitor.The red is a deep almost garnet color, the cream color appears beige as opposed to creamy off white and the sage is a green grey shade. There is some blue a deep shade in the border. The colors blend beautifully. The colors are not eye popping but the beautiful design on the rug captures the eye. Very happy with my purchase so don't hesitate if you are on the fence.