I've been burned by ordering rugs online before--the colors not being at all what was pictured, etc. But I am so glad I took a chance again and ordered this one! I couldn't be happier with it!! The colors are really true to the picture and it goes great with my red microfiber sofas. I wouldn't call it bright--I think vibrant is a better word. I've got soooo many compliments on it and a few threats to steal it! (haha!) It's not terribly thick, but it is very, very soft and well worth the price. If you love all the Fiestaware colors (as I do!!), this is the rug for you!!!