The photo color is way off. It is lilac and seafoam green. The "gold" is greenish too. Fortunately I ordered the runner for a darkish hallway and the colors are so muted, it works. The photo makes it look bright. The actual rug is VERY muted. The quality is nice, thick, no smell, slight shedding but nothing major like I read in other reviews of rugs. Brand new wool rugs shed. The antigues don't shed because they've finished shedding. Good value, just a real gamble with colors. The next rug I order is going to be safer - something that can't be messed up - - browns! But I will certainly order it from Overstock.com.