The color is more on the Yellow side. The packaging said "ivory" (and the website said beige), but I guess opinions could differ on what to call the color. The bigger problem for me was the darker pattern. It stands out quite a bit (while the website photo makes it looks very subtle). Every little detail is very pronounced and makes the rug look busy. there are also some streaks from the darker dye that make it look a little dirty in a few places. Overall it is not a bad rug.