I read all the reviews before purchasing so I knew the shade may be slightly different than expected. I bought this rug for my office. the walls in my office are a periwinkle color so I though the grey would compliment it but it really didn't. Luckily, when I tried it in my living room where my walls are neutral, this rug looked absolutely beautiful. I wound describe the shade as light slate or a very light charcoal. The flowers are cream colored. As far as shedding, there was some but not as much as it seems others are experiencing and that's with a lot of usage (dogs rolling all over it), us walking across it, etc. I haven't really had any problems with it shedding and we've had it about 5-6 months now. Also, the rug does feel very well made and luxe when walking on it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Somewhat off