This rug is beautiful. The colors are as they appear except the back ground has a bit darker beige/tan color. The sun burst designs are 3 dimensional and are a soft gold, med brown and a light goldish/silvery tone. These designs look to be woven into the rug with ribbon type material. This rug is in my bathroom which is quite large and I painted a cocoa color, has light wood tones for the woodwork and vanity and white towels. It has a real spa feel. Every person who has seen the bathroom comments on the rug right off the bat and asks where I got it. It is probably one of the best purchases and the one I am most happy with that I have made thru O.com. I have the rug in front of my sinks and it feels great in bare feet. Their are no weird or garish colors in this rug and its design and provides a very neutral pallette. It is light toned so would not recommend for a high trafric area. It arrived about 5 days faster than what they told me and well packaged. I could not be more pleased with the cost, quality, and delivery of this rug.