This rug has deeper,richer color than shown.Blue is the prominent color w/ softer seafoam green as the accent.Earth tones is what comes to mind. The rug does not shed and lays flat. Other reviewers said that it's even comfortable on barefeet and that's true. For a jute rug it has a nice feel. Natural fibers like jute and wool are always preferable to the synthetics from a health stand point. This is a great rug for a great price and I have shopped around. As always the shipping was fast. I have made several purchases from Overstock since I discovered them and pleased with them all.