This rug is even more beautiful in person. I looked at numerous rugs at much higher prices and I am sure than no one except a specialist could tell the difference between this rug and a very expensive one. The colors are muted earth tones except the splashes of red which are more blood red in color. The red really makes the rug complete and gives it something special in terms of making it pop a little bit. I was so happy with this one I came back later to buy the same rug in other sizes for other rooms in the house. Also the shipping was amazingly fast! I had it three days after ordering.