I ordered this rug 2wks. ago. and I am very satisfied with this purchase. I had been looking for a rug for awhile and had not found anything I could afford and actually liked. The background color is sand (light beige/cream) and the design is similar to southwest Indian but it is subtle. The other colors in the rug are black, grey, very little gold in the pattern but it is edged with gold, and a dark (almost rust) orange. I used this rug in my LR & have a gold couch and chairs in a gold, light brown, bluish-grey and cream strip and I like how all the colors blend together. I used a rust colored lamp & vase in the adjacent dining room to bring the rooms together. I did hesitate to order a rug on line because of the cost of returning but after reading the reviews decided to give it a try . The price for 9x12 wool rug was GREAT!! and luckily I am not disappointed. The only draw back & the reason I did not give it an excellent review is the chemical smell. It is getting better but still present. I am in Florida and have had the a/c on but soon will be able to open the windows and hope that will help dissipate the remaining odor. I did not use any spray for odor on the carpet yet but if the open air does not work I will. I have not had much of a problem with shedding after the first few runs with the vacuum.