We've had this rug a couple of weeks. It is beautiful and appears to be very well made. The colors are rich and quite a bit darker than how they display on my monitor. Same colors - just much more intense. If you're looking for a really light blue rug, keep looking. But if your decor can handle deeper, richer blue of the same basic hue, you're in luck. The "gold" isn't really gold, but a pretty, darkish tan. Great price, great quality, great packaging and shipping. And the cat hasn't been tempted to scratch at it at all! Highly recommend this rug.