We love this rug and the value at overstock. however, we needed a grayish green color for our bathroom. The parchment color appear's to be a perfect match. In reality, it is beige. I realize this family of colors is risky to match. The quality is heavy and sturdy for the price, and water does not appear to affect the products backing, or surface. The design only appears in one direction of the grain of the loom. So you will not see the design when you are walking against the grain. The solution? Turn the rug around so the design is visable when entering the room. Who cares what you see when you leave the bathroom. Right??