The colors are scrumptious, as bright as they appear in the photo. It's a nice mix, because no color overpowers any other. Your room could focus on golds, rusts, olives, sages, and the rug would easily blend in. It is a beautiful, well-balanced design.One note: I would say that its appearance once it is set down in a room is actually traditional. The rug would feel in place in an older home with traditional furniture. Our space is contemporary, and the traditional feeling of the rug gives it a nice, homey feeling.For us, the rug really has pulled the room together. Our loft space feels cozy now while before it felt huge and a bit overwhelming. The rug is huge and works well for an open space to define it.It's a great value rug, well-made, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.