EXTREMELY pleased with this rug. The color is a sort of gold for the background, not ivory. I didn't want ivory so it works perfect for me. I have it in my dining room which has a mid-century modern table and buffet. It serves as a perfect tie in to my more contemporary paintings in the room. Super high quality. A lot of people leave bad reviews for wool rugs stating they shed. Yes. Wool rugs shed. The only rug I have that is wool and doesn't shed is a Persian one... and that's because its antique. This rug is awesome and an INCREDIBLE deal.