This rug is very pretty. It is really more creamy than white however. It ended up working in the room we purchased it for, but if I had really needed white, it would have been a problem. It is very very soft, but it sheds alot. It also had a very strong manufacturing smell that lasted for several weeks. You also want to factorin the price of a good rug pad when deciding if this rug is within your project budget. Still, it is a very pretty, silky rug that looks great in our room.