When I first opened the package I thought "Oh no! This is the fugliest rug I have ever seen!" The colors are very muted, almost to the point of being muddy. But, I set it aside and looked at it for a few days and finally decided that it was so inexpensive, I would just place it in my foyer anyway and when it got dirty, just retire it to the garage. After I moved it and saw it in the light that comes through the glass paneled entry door, it looked pretty good. Now, after a week or so of walking on it and looking at it, I really like it. The colors really are muted instead of muddy in natural light and it looks perfect where it is, transitioning from a very vibrant rug in the adjacent dining room to a more subtle rug in the living room. It is serving the purpose that I planned it to serve and feels heavenly underfoot. I'm very glad that I bought it.