After reading the reviews I thought I'd give this rug a chance. We just redid our family room with dark brown leather couches and dark (almost black) wood tables. I was looking for something to tie in the dark, add color but still be able to withstand two dogs, kids and tons of use. Bingo!!! This rug is perfect!!! The colors are bright and fun. No purple however, which I really could have gone with or without. It's perfect and I could not be happier. Thin? It's not a thick shag but I wouldn't call it thin.