I took a chance on this rug based on the reviews and am glad I did. It arrived quickly and is very high quality. The colors are very muted, neutral; beige, light gold, olive green, rust, tan and a sage green. I haven't noticed much shedding, just a little. The rug is thick and cozy. I just had a wood floor installed in our TV room, the room that gets the most use in the house, and was worried about removing the carpet. The rug fills the space great and still makes the room cozy. Love this rug and the price.