I really looked over all the reviews on this rug and overall I am happy with it but the color was way off. Everyone said it looked more taupe than tan which I agree there is taupe in the rug but I think the most predominant color is grey. The discription said nothing about a grey. It is almost a grey blue. My rug also has been shedding a lot. For the price of the rug and size it is a really good deal. The rug is still very beautiful and I hope it holds up as we bought it to use not just to go under a dining table that is never used.