I counted on the previous reviews to help make my decision to purchace this rug and I was not let down. The rug is beautiful. The colors are soft, and the red stands out nicely. The picture online seems more washed out than the rug actually looks. I was looking for a rug that contained green as the main color and I was concerned that this rug was too blue before I bought it. I have the rug in a room with cherry hard wood floors and dark green/gray on the walls and it looks perfect. The middle dark color looks greenish-gray in my room and the outsides that look light blue online look light green in my room. It is very soft and thick underfoot and really warms up the room. It has shead a little, but as expected. It had that rug smell for a few days but now it is completely gone. I wanted a rug that was pretty but not overpowering in design and again this rug is perfect.