I am so pleased with this rug! It's VERY hard to find longer runners, so I felt I didn't have many options. I was anxious when the package arrived (in just 3 days with standard shipping:-), but as soon as I started to unroll it, I was giddy with delight. The colors are a touch milder in person, but that works very well for my kitchen. I'd say the color most different is the red. It's a little softer and less brick-colored). I have had it for almost a month and it is hardly shedding. I haven't found a non-skid product for the carpet yet. It's only a problem when the cat and dogs are playing the size keeps it pretty much in place. I've been an O shopper for almost 10 years, and this goes in my Top 5!