The photo does not do justice to the beauty of this rug. It has black, golden brown, cream and soft gold. I can even see some olive green and pale grey. The color family is the earth tones.The sky is the limit on decorating options with these colors. I only gave it four stars because I feel it was a bit expensive for the quality. It is a little thinner than braided rugs I have bought from other stores. Great overall rug!