Agree with other reviewers that this is a beautiful rug and the blue is actually a silver/gray. We absolutely loved this when it first arrived and ordered a second smaller version for our kitchen. It's been about 2 weeks and the threads are starting to come undone within the rug. I thought it might happen on the outer edges, but was not expecting it within the pattern. This rug does not see much wear besides vacuuming to pick up the top shed, so after such a short time, I'm concerned that the un-ravelling will get worse as the months go by. Had it not been for that concern, I'd have given this a 5 star.