The first shipment was not the sage green I ordered, but burnt orange. The return was a no brainer - very helpful customer service, and the correct item was sent out prior to their rec'g my return which was great. The first color, the burnt orange, is as depicted and is more orange than rust, if that is your color of choice; the color I wanted, sage green, was also as depicted - bear in mind, it is a darker green than some other sage colors you may see on items at Overstock. All in all, I believe the picture is a good representation of the colors. I think this is an excellent value, they are not the plushest towel but they are well made and for the price I don't think they can be beat.