at the edges the contrasting circles start out almost white and get progressively more silver grey untill they all become an even color at the center of the rug. it is sort of a spectrum of grey effect. The rug does have a slight odor but not a toxic one. I have sprayed it with Febreece and it is better. I think the outer packaging may be partially to blame since it smelled more strongly and the smelled decreased after I put it in the garbage. But for the smell I'd have given it 5 stars. The free shipping was a huge plus.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? slightly different but not a problem
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. thick plush; no shedding so far. looks trendy and high end