This is similar to a larger pale green rug I bought here, but this is more of a muted green, almost like a tea-stain effect. I wouldn't call it brown or beige, or even gold, but the green is not really green either. It is sort of in between those colors and would look good in any room using any of those colors. Like a sepia effect on a photo. It is a very muted, neutral color with a lovely pattern, thick and comfortable. It is lighter and softer than the photo. I bought a 6x9 to go under the table in my kitchen on top of a hardwood floor. I love the look of it. So far, even though I haven't even done an initial vac, there is no shedding. My other rug shed a ton in the beginning. I guess we just haven't had our feet on this one much yet. Shedding is normal, so if it does, don't be discourgaged. It stops after a few vacuums. I did not use a rug pad on this one because it has a heavy table on top. The edges stayed flat after just a day of putting the chairs around the perimeter for weight on the edges. It looks really great!