This rug is stunning in our dining room. Every time I walk by, I think how perfect it is in that space. The colors are beautiful, but they are not vibrant. This makes the rug a great neutral. The border is a slate blue; it appeared taupe on my screen. Otherwise, the colors looked the same as on my screen. I have vacuumed the rug three times and my XXXXX has been half full of wool. I can see where this could be an issue for someone using it In a living space where you may be sitting on the floor. The amount vacuumed up seems less each time. Anyway, I absolutely love the rug and the value for the level of product is amazing! So glad I ordered it!