The pictures do not do the rug justice. The rug is VERY detailed and the colors more subdued than appear on the overall picture. The detailed inset picture is a closer representation to the actual colors. The red is true and it has many subtle beige, blond, tan and gold variations which clearly separate detail. The rug has a very rich appearance and both appears and feels to be a much more expensive rug. Nothing in the rug is overbearing. It adds elegance to our dining room and blends perfectly with the colors of the decor. It complements the mahogany floor and mahogany dining room furniture beautifully. The advertised size was accurate, the rug rolled out flat with no kinks or damage and the estimated delivery date was DEAD on. I would certainly recommend Lyndhurst rugs to anyone. Very nice.