The other reviews were helpful. I did go to XXXXX XXXX to get a closer look at the colors. For the area in which I placed the rug, and the wall color I chose XXXX XXXXX , it its perfect. The grey wall color takes on a slate blue tone which blends nicely with the rug. I love the calm effect of the golds, blues and tans. I also saved about $XXX at overstock. I am more than pleased.