Great looking rug, but only for the first week! If you have a dog or cat this is not the rug for you. It is heavily textured which makes the look of it different and appealing. I was crazy about the rug the minute I unrolled it, but it went downhill from there. The first snag occurred within the first couple of days. There is no way to pull the fiber back in so the result is a long string of rug yarn and if cut there is a bare spot left. The background shorter and more tightly woven pile contrasting with the blue is not the problem. The blue fibers are loosely woven and thicker so they are easily snagged and pulled from the rug. If you live in an adult household without children or pets and put this in a low traffic area it may work for you. Feels good underfoot and looks designer attractive. The background color is a nice mustard beige yellow and the blue is gray-blue. I will move my 8 X 10 to a guest bedroom and lay it under the bed hoping that the present pulled fibers will be hidden and that the remainder will get minimum exposure.