OK. Here's the scoop on this rug. It's a great value for the price. As we all know the difficult thing about purchasing a rug online is knowing if the colors will work with our decor. We rely on these reviews to help us determine this. This is what I see when I look at this rug. Black background, black narrow border with wider border in beige or ivory. The ivory border and the field is a combination of tan, brown, sage and greyish blue. Gold isn't a true gold. It's more brownish gold. It's a good looking rug and if these are the colors your looking for you'll be pleased. Hope this helps someone out there struggling with the color issue as I was.