It's thick and beautiful. I specifically ordered this rug because other reviewers characterized the blue in this rug as more of a teal blue. I would concur. It might otherwise be described as a greyed dark aqua. Other colors in the rug are light camel, tan, rich medium brown, taupe, beige, rust, sage green, and olive green. The pattern is quite lovely. The overall effect is muted, but the rug is still a show piece without overpowering the room. I have had some minor shedding, but this room does not get a lot of traffic. This rug would have cost three times more in a rug or furniture store. I liked it so much I ordered a 12-foot runner in a similar pattern and color. Both make my home look cozy with an understated elegance.