The rug is not 6' x 8'...it is really a 6' x 9' rug. So, make sure that you have the space for the larger rug. The colors are muted with the exception of the red/burgandy which pops out. The rug also sheds alot. Be prepared to vacuum at least every other day. I bought the rug for my dining room and with the movement of the chairs in and out from the table, the rug sheds into little rug-lint balls underneath the chairs. I chose this one for the muted colors so that it blended and did not clash with rugs in the adjacent entry and living room. While the muted colors work well, the size not matching the description was a surprise as is the constant shedding/pilling of the rug. I am not sure I would have bought this rug if I had realized that it was not 6' x 8' and that it would shed so much.