I was a bit hesitant about ordering this this rug because one reviewer said that it was not gray, but lavender. It is definitely a nice shade of medium gray. I am a "purple" person and I see no hint of lavender in this rug. This rug does not shed much like most hand hooked rugs do. It is a fairly tight, low pile rug, which is what I was looking for. It has texture and design all in one color, so it goes with a lot of colors, but it is not boring or overwhelming. I purchased the largest size to go under my charcoal gray leather sectional and added pillows with gray ,cream and red. The delivery was less than a week. Love it! Great price for the size and quality.