This rug is gorgeous and true to the color on the site. We purchased runner and the matching area rug. They do shed minimally but the quality makes me believe it will be less over time and use. I am shocked at the high quality for the price paid. The pile of the neutral color is raised and it feels lovely underfoot. I would not hesitate to purchase another in the future. UPS did fail to deliver the runner until the wonderful Customer Service team at Overstock put a trace on it. My issue was addressed during chat within 5 minutes and the runner was delivered within two or three days of trace initiation.