We bought the 7'9" x 11" version. Not too bright a red, not too dark. (We can see that light colored dirt will show up quickly on this, but that's not the rug's fault.) The tan and cream in the design work well with light brown and tan upholstery. After opening the package, the inside end was curled a bit, which is to be expected. We rolled it out on the floor, and set heavy books on the rug's edge, and in a few hours it was perfectly flat. It would be great if Hayneedle also gave the depth of pile on rugs, so we'd know ahead of time how thick a rug is.