I bought this rug hoping for a predominantly 'blue' effect with border of gold and an overall rich effect. I would say the real predominant color is' yellow'. The overall appearance is very cool and light, almost sparkly, which was not what I had in mind. It is nice looking if you want something very cool and light, that has an incidental slight undertone of teal blue on second glance. The thickness and texture are nice. It does not seem to shed too much, however I do not keep it in a high traffic area. Also looks good regarding not showing dirt and pet hair between vacuumings. I think the quality is OK, not extraordinary. There are better quality rugs available, I would have preferred to pay more for one of them. I will be more careful about ordering a rug sight unseen next time, and be mentally and financially prepared to return if necessary. My main disappointment is the look/color tone of the rug just doesn't work for me. If these are the colors for you, you may like it a lot. It is lighter, more yellow, and less blue than the picture shows.