The reviews were very helpful for making my decision. This is a very nice and quality rug. The colors are earth tones, muted, or "dusty." If they were any brighter, the rug would look garish. Just to clarify-- the edging is burgundy color, not the richest and darkest, but it is burgundy (or the color of a red-red rose). The background of the "border" pattern is a pumpkin orange color. The blue is a dusty peacock. Yes, there is lint, but it doesn't seem to be problematic at this point. Yes, there is a slight order, but not that different from other new commercial style rugs. I am happy I went with this!