The colors really are vivid...way more than the pic reveals which was nice. I needed no rug pad under this heavy rug. Very happy with it. The color that may look red in the pic is really burgundy which is what I wanted. Very happy as always with Overstock and the way they handle orders I make with them. I shop with them alot and have always been pleased with what I order and the way Overstock is so good to their customers with help or questions. Hope they are around for a very long time! Thanks Overstock.