I used this rug for my young son's bedroom. I will say that the colors are accurately pictured: the center part is more of a steel gray with light blue striations while the border is more of a true light blue with a touch of light gray striations. Neither is a real solid color so don't expect that. I've owned a number of wool rugs of this type - they all pill! That is normal. Sometimes it goes on for months. You have to vacumn often - eventually, it will stop. This is a lovely rug - especially in the room where I am using it where it will be picking up a number of other blues - in his quilt, ceiling, and wall decor and if you're not going for a matchy-matchy look. If you are looking for a pure, baby blue rug, say for a nursery, this may not be the rug for you.
We bought this wool rug for our dining room. Works for us. Decent rug, decent color (blue), decent quality/value. Note that while the pics seem to indicate that there are two colors, one a darker blue on the outer band, our rug does not look that way. Blue all the way. What we are seeing is that the cut of the outer band makes it look like it is darker.