I, too, am shocked by the incredible deal I got on this rug. I was buying another rug from Overstock when I ran across this one, and the deal was too good to pass up - even though I didn't know exactly where I'd put it ! It is a bit more blue than shown in the picture, but it's a nice, soft, sophisticated blue. I love this rug and the way it looks in my house. It looks far more expensive than it was.