We bought the large sized green rug for our son's room. It is very soft underfoot, but not plush. The color is exactly as pictured- bright lime green. We had it on top of a carpeted floor and it started to bunch up, so I got a rug pad made for putting a rug on top of carpet and it is fine now. Yes, this rug smelled bad when we first unrolled it, but it got less strong every day and about after 2-3 weeks the smell was gone. Keep vacuuming it too- the smell goes away faster that way.