I was hesitant to purchase a rug on line especially such a large one (13'6" x 9'6"). My concern was the color was being described in other reviews as teal. When I received the rug, I was very happy to see the primary color is actually a very soft french blue (medium shade) with a 11" chocolate border. The other colors in the rug are tobacco, ivory, terracotta, light and medium sage green, small amount of reddish wine and light gray. The colors are very muted, nothing garish jumping out at you. I did not have any problems with shedding or a bad odor from the rug. I have not had to vacuum the rug more than my weekly vacuuming. The rug sits on a stained concrete floor without a pad and it has not budged from where it was originally set up. It is in our main living area so it gets traffic all day long and we have several dogs. It is very plush and soft under foot. It looks very well made and finished very nicely. I know I got a great deal considering it is manufactured by Safavieh. I have several non-rug items by this company and they are very nice quality. I have paid much more money for a similar rug of the same quality and size from a brick and mortar store where I live.