This is a gorgeous rug. The colors were perfect for my dining room. The background is more of a light khaki color rather than a cream. Also the small flowers are alot more dark and rich than in the picture, but I actually like it that way. The pale yellow/gold and sage green look just like the picture. My room is painted burnt orange, and the rug also has alot of rust/burnt orange in the border. I am very happy with my purchase, and it arrived on time and in great shape.