We have darker reddish brown floors and this rug brightens the whole room. The pattern doesn't jump off the floor. It's very attractive, but muted, like a lovely old painting that draws you in. The color in the photo is very different than the actual colors in the carpet. No matter what shade of brown your floors and furniture are, it looks incredible with all of them, accentuates them actually. The quality is very good, thick pile and tightly woven. As with all wool rugs there is some significant shedding and you need to vacuum often. I have noticed some pilling that needs to be cut back, but that is my only complaint. Incredible carpet overall.