I purchased the rug thinking it would be grey (as described). It is definitely light blue. It's not even grey-blue. Just blue. We also noticed a huge amount of shedding, the rug sheds wool fibers everywhere. Neither time nor vacuuming has helped reduce the shedding. The design of the rug and the thickness/quality is very good for the price. But the shedding (not to mention it being the wrong color) is not something you want to live with.