Originally, from the description and pictures, I thought it would be black and white threads to make a Gray look overall. I am glad I read a review that warned of a blue/gray color also, so I knew that info when I ordered it. I still didn't expect the extra texture: There are silver/blue little squares of fabric/threads connected to many of the little shag pieces. You can see this new trendy carpet in different stores right now, so was really excited when I received the rug! I was shopping for a contemporary rug with lots of texture so it is actually better than what I expected. I just wish the pictures were more accurate for shoppers!! Secondly: Overstock sends an email seeking a review on a product so soon after receiving it that it is hard to judge the durability. My rug has yet to be unrolled ! Still waiting to lay it down out at a vacation home. So I have no info on ease of cleaning, coziness factor, thickness, shedding etc. Sorry! I am excited to see it, I think it will be great. Will review it again in future if it ever comes to mind.