The pictures of this rug really don't do it justice. In person the metallic ivory stitcting is accented with black threads as well that run throughout the pattern on the rug which gives it depth, tones down the ivory, and makes it look much more sophisticated. The Ivory almost looks like very pale gold because of the slight shimmer that the threads have. The only bad thing is in the description, on here Overstock is stays that this is a wool rug with polyester threads, when it reality the manufacturers label on the bottom of the rug says it's cotton with poly threads. The manufacturer of this rug is Fafavieh which is a pretty high end manufacturer so to get this rug at this price is a true steal.