This rug is gorgeous and the price is great for a 9x12. As soon as we unrevealed the rug from the packaging, my husband says "this is Brown". He doesn't know much about design but it was apparent that the rug was not GREY as written in the description. I can best describe it as a pretty Mocha with a beautiful sheen that looks like mauve from some angles. It reminds me of Pink Champagne and looks luxurious. I was sad to wrap it up and return it, but it just wasn't the right color for my living room which has an existing Dark Grey Sofa Sectional. I need a true Grey and this isn't even close to grey. This is a viscose rug which looks luminous and can hardly tell that some of the fabric is wool, looks like silk. Let me clarify this isn't even in the Grey family (it's NOT a brown-grey)- more like a mauve-brown. Unfortunately I had to return it due to the color, but the quality of the rug is fantastic and feels so good to step on; with or without a rug pad will do. This is a pretty Mauve/Mocha and shimmery rug.