I bought this for our entry way that has access to our dining room. We have 1930's furniture that was inherited and the rest of our home is very eclectic with more of a modern style. This rug allows a transition with a modern design style while not interfering with the historical dining. The grey is a true grey that I would describe as a close charcoal. They ivory is a true ivory with no yellow undertones. There seems to be more grey so I should not have a problem with the ivory looking dirty being in the entry. It is a beautiful very thick pile rug. My husband loved it as well because it really could go modern or historical. Extremely happy with this rug!