I bought two of the red throws and have not been disappointed. The main color that you can see so well in the pictures is a darker burgundy red while the three colors running through the blanket that you can't see so well are a bright & clear red, a plum purple, and a light golden tan. The blanket itself feels well made and is very soft. The weave is a medium-tight weave - it doesn't snag easily but you can stick a finger through if you try really hard. The wash instructions say to hand wash and lay flat to dry. That was way too complicated and so the first thing I did when I got my blankets was stick them in the washer on permanent press/cold water with the gentlest of detergents. I then stuck them in the dryer on low heat for a half hour. I couldn't be happier with the results. Not only did the blankets stop shedding, the horrendous plastic smell disappeared and the blankets actually became softer.