This is a nice thick rug. However, it is not even close to being grey. It is very blue, maybe even a bit aqua. Completely did not work in neutral and red space we had intended it for. We rolled it back up the same day to return it but there was a flap exposed. Overnight, one of our cats took such offense to the color of the rug that he "christened" it. At which point I did not feel comfortable returning the rug. Ha! Ridiculous. So now we have this blue rug in a purple room and you could call this a waste of money. The rug sheds like crazy, so even if we liked the color, we are annoyed by the constant vacuuming. We've ordered maybe 10 rugs from overstock and this by far as shed the most.
Rug is beautiful, but as mentioned in previous review, which unfortunately I did not read, it is more light blue than gray. I had planned to keep it but there are some very strange, very hard lumps in many of the ivory portions of the rug, painful when stepped on. So it is being rolled up and sent back. Did not have it long enough to comment on shedding.