This is the fourth of these rugs that I have ordered from Overstock. My husband and I have restored a historic southern manor house and my color scheme was earthy pinks and rose with gold and soft greys. These rugs go perfectly. The colors are neutral yet not bland. The charcol background is a warm grey almost greenish not a cool blue or slate gray. The warmer grey goes better with the gold accents in the house than a cool color would. I am very pleased with these rugs and they do not shed the way that other hand tufted wool rugs that I have had do. Very good quality for the price and they arrived in about 4 days.