This rug looks as the color posted. The weave of the beige part of the rug gives a very 'rich' look to the carpet. It is soft on bare feet and a rug pad is needed. My only negative comment is that the black border is fraying on one side. I have this carpet in my kitchen and it is most frayed along the side where my kitchen sink is, so I think it is due to high traffic area. Otherwise, it looks/feels great.