This rug is beautiful and thick. definitely think blue, not gray. (I was hoping it would be blue, like other reviews say!) I bought one 5 x 8 and one 8 x 10, and the pattern is much bigger, thicker on the 8 x 10, due to the larger scale. I prefer the pattern on the 5 x 8. (The white pattern on the 8 x 10 is prob 3 inches wide, while on the 5 x 8, it is only maybe one inch wide). since I planned to use both rugs in the same room, I plan to return my 8 x 10, purchase another 5 x 8 and lay them both on 8 x 10 jute rugs so that the scale is the same. Just thought I would include all of that just in case anyone is choosing between these sizes. I wish, wish, wish, that the scale was the same on both rugs!