This rug is beautiful. I used the review from a previous poster that said the colors were a mustard, sage, rose, etc, and she/he was spot on. It is a very dark burgandy, almost wine, but I would still say more red than purple, so I would call it burgandy. Colors are very muted, but very detailed. I have burgandy walls (not red), and gold accessories, and it looks beautiful. If you're looking for red, it will be too dark. If you're looking for wine, this is not it - but if you're looking for burgandy and gold, this is it.