This pillow is fantastic! With the cascading feathers, it is so different. The onscreen picture depicts the colors very nicely, and the sage background is very pale; beautiful, and in some bright lighting, could almost pass for a sand color. To me, it is a very neutral background if that helps anyone make the decision. I have a battery-operated candle with a peacock and they coordinate so well. If you love birds, and decorating with bird themes, don't miss out on this one. Or just get it for a "pop" to your décor. I am thinking about the oblong one; I just don't know where to put it, but I'll think of somewhere! Again, so happy with my purchase, and the wonderful service, packaging, and overall experience of Overstock.com. This pillow and a pair of Sefavieh pillows, with which I am also delighted, are my first purchases from Overstock. Sooooo happy I found you!