The colors are just as described; however, NOT mentioned in the fact that the rug is nearly an inch and a half thick, and so tightly woven you can't work your fingers through to the backing! AND the pattern is actually handcut, heavy-duty, 1/4" ribbon that has been pulled through the carpet and stands above the regular pile by 1/2" or so. This gives unbelievable depth and shine to the pattern. I bought the 3.5 x 5.5' version. It's easily worth $500 or more in any fine floorcovering store! I buy a LOT of things through Overstock, and have never been disappointed! This purchase was no exception!!!!