I was originally on the fence about this rug because of the color. It was the reviews that made me decide to buy it (thanks to those of you who added details about dogs, furniture colors, and floors). I'm really happy with it. The colors turned out to be just right -- the dark brown pattern seems to almost have a hint of olive in it, which goes beautifully with our medium olive accent wall. Paired with dark oak floors and a beige/neutral couch, it anchors the room by providing an interesting but not distracting pattern. (We have a lot of artwork on the walls, and did not want something that would pull the eye away from the other things in the room. ) The rug has barely shed over the past few weeks, and it's incredibly soft underfoot. (I bought a rug pad as well, and it makes a difference.) It's the favorite resting place of our (large) dog and is holding up well. I'm so pleased - thanks Overstock, and thanks reviewers!