The beige is definitely GOLD in this rug. There are touches of forrest green and cranberry. The grey is light grey... not a blue-ish grey. The runners that match this are nicer as the gold is much more muted. The larger rug is heavy on the gold. There is NO BEIGE in this rug. The quality is basic, though for the money is on target. We have wood floors and 3 dogs, so I go buy new rugs about once every 2 years. I have had other Safavieh rugs and very much liked them.