This is a really nice rug, a bit softer than it looks as if it would be. The beiges are not as pale as pictured (at least not in the one I got), so don't get it thinking it's got white or off-white stripes. It is a golden beige. The blues and greens are gorgeous, with many complementary shades. It's not loud or garish at all--it's just the right accent with my white flooring and "seaside cottage" theme. So far it's been very easy to care for and clean. For the price, you can't beat it. I recommend a rug pad, though, as the fine bits of dirt will go right through it and you'll constantly be pulling it up to sweep under it to avoid scratching your floor. Also, if you have a cat with claws, be aware that it is a giant scratching pad. Other than that, don't hesitate--buy it!