I ordered this rug for our basement that we are finishing...nearly there so we just opened the rug and placed it last night after it had been sitting wrapped for about a month. I was anxious to see what it looked like and I am very happy with it! The background is an almost gold, almost tan color...somewhere in between those. The colors are pretty true to what you see. Nice pile and thickness and the design is beautiful. Not the first wool rug I have ordered from Overstock and definately won't be the last. I also saw this on another website for around $1600 so this is absolutely a great price. This rug solidifies the Napa wine cellar look and feel of the basement we were trying to achieve. It really brings everything together. This is now my favorite rug in our home!