This rug is exactly what is described. Nothing fancy...just a simple chenille rug. The color is a pure white. As someone else said it is kind of a glorified bathroom rug. It is not a soft plush rug. It is thick, but the chenille strands make it a little lumpy bumpy underfoot. I bought it for a guest bedroom. The fact that it is a chenille rug, and does not have a thick backing, makes it easy to throw it in the washing machine to keep it white. I'm thinking the washing machine will loosen the strands and maybe make it softer. I have some similar white chenille rugs that I used to use for my bathroom and and they have been through the washer many, many times and have lasted a long time.