It just got here, and is it ever stunning. Pile is thick, and smell is minimal. Really looks like a rug that cost in the thousands of dollars. As others have mentioned, the colors are lighter than in the picture. It looks closer in tone to the thumbnails below the picture when they're grayed out. The predominant color is a very nice medium-light dusty french blue. The border is a very lovely tannish yellowish cream. The mahogany-brick-terracotta accents are much less obvious than in the picture but make it all really sing together. Some of the accents are a more greenish-gray version of the blue, and there is a kind of watery weave pattern in the background blue. The subtle color differences make it into a remarkable piece.