The photos and description are accurate--this is a an attractive area rug with a primary field of cool olive and a boarder of lighter, warmer olive, with accents of rust, slate blue, burgundy, black, green, beige, and white. The overall effect is a muted harmony that should work well with many color palettes. The rug, as expected, does shed, although I anticipate a decrease in that shedding after an initial period of use. Based on my experience with this rug and one I own from **** ***** I'd agree with other reviews that cite the comparable quality between the Camelot collection and ***** offerings. Shoppers looking for wool area rugs of a fairly neutral palette would do well to consider the collection.