This rug is even nicer in person. The color is pretty close on the site. It looks biege/tan most of the time and the little red accents really show up. In dimmer light you can see the slightly silvery-slate on the outer two edges. The colors though are so muted that it doesn't make a difference in the beauty of this rug. It is pretty low pile which was perfect for us since it is in out dining room. It is not very plush or cushioned so if you want extra comfort, get a good pad. It is very soft underfoot though. The shedding is typical for a wool rug and will go away eventually. It needs to be vacuumed daily for a while but it's so worth it. It really is so beautiful and of such good quality. You will not be disappointed.