This rug lies underneath a four poster mahogany bed in our guest bedroom. The colors are very soft. I think that they are actually much softer than in the picture. The blue is a light to medium shade with pinks, beiges and creams;. It is a nice rug for the price and looks more expensive than it is. As the owner of dogs, I am always trying to find nice rugs to cover our hardwood floors that do not cost a fortune! I would recommend a rug pad to plump it up and make it look a little more expensive. It is a soft, lovely, traditional rug that would complement any traditional decor with a soft color scheme.