This rug was purchased for our craft room. The room is painted a deep coral red and needed a vibrant rug to anchor the color. It is muted enough overall so as not to be tacky, with the exception of the cotton candy flowers --- but I did want a little pop. But it all ties in nicely. No shedding. Soft to the touch. My only complaint [and it is a small one] would be that the black outline stitches could be tighter. Shipping was a breeze.