I have purchased many rugs from O and this one is my favorite. I took a chance on it as I didn't like the runner in this pattern, but the colors were so much nicer on this rug. Some real aqua blue which is what I was looking for. Much more muted than the picture, but it is soft, classy and perfect for a large rug. Too bright would be overpowering for a rug this size I think. My husband loved the rug and he hardly ever comments on decorating type items. It's winner!