I hesitated over buying a rug on-line as it's always tricky knowing exactly what the colours will look like. I am so glad that I finally took the plunge and bought this one. It's neutral, light with wonderful splashes of a russet red and sage green. The main body of the carpet is beige but the border is a lighter blue/grey. It's so neutral that it could go with so many different colour schemes, but it's definitely not bland. I have a burgundy couch/chairs in the family room and hope to change them soon for something lighter but this rug will still work. There is some shedding but it's just a quick vacuum and nothing that any other wool carpet wouldn't do. Can't recommend this highly enough. Would love the same in my living room and dining room - but that would look too matchy!