I'm glad I read the reviews to learn not to expect the colors I saw on my monitor. They were way off. The red is deep but a little barn-red, not burgundy. The border is very light Ivory (my monitor shows it more on the tan side) The greens are a few shades of olive - very pretty. The only thing I don't like about this design it is that has white along many of the scroll lines and they sort of glow, I find it distracting. It's not uglifying, just a little overstated. All in all, it's a transitional-style beauty and very cushy.For a hand tufted rug, the shedding hasn't been that bad. I've had tumbleweeds sweeping through the house with others, and all than settles after a few months.