This rug looks great! We purchased the salt & pepper color, which had me worried because there isn't a great photo of the color on this site. The rug is nice and full and a great value. We looked at rugs at home depot and lowes, and this is definitely a nicer rug. There is a rug at ikea that is softer for a comparable price, but not that comes in a variety of sizes (no 8 x 10). The color is a dark charcoal with black and gray fibers. There isn't too much "salt".