I'd ordered a rug earlier that was a real disappointment, but I liked these colors better, so I decided to try it. I'm so glad I did. This rug was a much better value--better quality, better colors. Getting this rug almost made up for the money I wasted on the previous one. The pile is thick and soft and the color was true to the picture--a kind of slate blue. It matches the drapes perfectly. There are also shades of brown in the design which coordinate very well with my leather furniture. I am very pleased.