At first I was a little disappointed that the colors were a little "earthier" than the photo. The photo shows it to have a chartruese green and a bit of purple. My rug is more gold and maroon. BUT>>> it is beautifully made and the colors are mellow and lovely! And one more thing...it is softer than my other jute rug. I am using this rug on a hard wood floor so a non slip pad is necessary. Overall I love it!